Category Archives: My bird year

My bird year 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by my species count for the year, considering my UK travels had been limited—103 species seen and two heard.  As always, I have some happy bird-memories. The year started with a kingfisher on the River Colne … Continue reading

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My bird year 2014

It’s been a good year, thanks in particular to a May trip to Iona and Mull on the west coast of Scotland.  In 2014 I saw 125 species, and heard (but did not see) nightjars and a garden warbler. At the … Continue reading

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My bird year 2013

Not much out of the ordinary, and not that many species (fewer than last year, 102 seen, three heard but not seen) but still plenty of good memories. Here are some of them. I had a chance siting of a … Continue reading

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My bird year 2012

When I came to add up the bird species on my list for 2012 I was pleasantly surprised by the total, since I didn’t go to many places, and the weather was unhelpful: 109 seen and four heard. However, I confess that my numbers were … Continue reading

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My bird year, 2011

I have some happy bird-memories from 2011.  I saw 96 species (fewer than last year but I guess I went to fewer birdy-places). The year started with a sighting, on my morning run up the road on 19 January, of … Continue reading

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My bird year 2010

For the first time I’ve kept a list of all the bird species I’ve seen during the year, but I think 2010 will be a hard act to follow.  I saw 118 species with a further three which I heard. … Continue reading

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