Category Archives: My bird year

My bird year 2018

In 2018 I saw 112 and heard a further three species of birds. Continue reading

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My bird year 2017

In 2017 I saw 120 species of birds and have some lovely memories. Continue reading

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My bird year 2016

In 2016 I saw 120 bird species and heard four, mainly around Turville, Otmoor, Little Marlow and Dartmoor. Continue reading

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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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