You can waste a lot of time looking for a specific bird While some bird-watchers have a bird-watching bucket list, I don't, as the most memorable and enjoyable days out can't be predicted. I'll never forget one day in New York in early May, standing at the top of the Empire State Building. I spotted what at first looked like moths, but became a flock of migrating birds, travelling past me, at the same height as I was.
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Sunday 25 August 2013
I've been hiking around my Cotswold valley, getting to know my new surroundings. My goal was to find a Roman villa that lies in the middle of some woods relatively undiscovered (in the sense that nobody has thrown up a fence and started charging exorbitant entry fees to look at some rubbish illustrations). I suppose that I should have bought an Ordnance Survey map immediately, as this would have greatly improved my chances of discovering the ruin. Unfortunately, I have always equated people with Ordnance Survey maps with the sort of types I wouldn't leave alone with my children.
Friday 23 August 2013
From the Fens to Chernobyl, this tour of turf shows the skills of a gifted, if sombre, naturalist
Friday 28 June 2013
Sightings of the White-throated Needletail are incredibly rare in the UK so when one was spotted on the the Isles of Harris it caused quite a stir
All of a twitcher! Rare Pacific swift sparks chaos in Trimley villages as hundreds of birdwatchers descend to catch a glimpse
Monday 17 June 2013
Police were called to a nature reserve after hundreds of twitchers descended to catch a glimpse of a rare bird.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Saturday 30 March 2013
It's almost boring: yet another excellent British Sea Power album.
Friday 15 February 2013
'If there's something to see, I'm there'
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The shrike is a scarce winter visitor to Britain, so keep your eyes peeled
Monday 19 November 2012
Britain's bird population has plummeted by 44 million in four decades, according to a study carried out with the help of volunteer ornithologists.
Sunday 18 November 2012
The UK's bird population has plummeted by 44 million in four decades, according to a study carried out with the help of volunteer ornithologists.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Why go in 2013? Serenity returns to Serendib
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