Snowy Owl….

Whilst on route with Luke for a weekend break in Wales, news came through via R. Sandham that a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), had just been spotted near the town of Amlwch on Angelsey; thankfully just a small detour from the route. Following our arrival at the towns port, the pair of us legged it …

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Ibericus: A catch up…

So, 44 days on since its discovery the 1st summer/2cy Iberian Chiffchaff was still strong as ever at Thurstaston Common this afternoon. It's been one of the most education birds I've had the good fortune of encountering and today, as seen below, I've collected two sonograms. Reason for this being that one of the one …

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The Census: Gulls & Terns

The European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus), are arguably the most familiar ‘seagulls’ we encounter on a daily in Britain. The misconception is that to the general public these iconic creatures are everywhere, they’re a pest that need to be controlled as the population is increasing; but that isn’t the …

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Iberian Chiffchaff: Sonograms & Ageing!

Following its discovery just over two weeks ago, the male Iberian Chiffchaff was still holding it's territory at Thurstaston Common just down the road from my college this afternoon; would have been rude not to make plenty of visits to see this epic & educational bird during its stay given its location. During my visits …

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The Gold Rush Continues…

The Wirral peninsula has been on fire this Spring: Black Redstart, Wood Warblers, Eurasian Spoonbill, Red-necked Grebe, Green-winged Teal, Iberian Chiffchaff, Atlantic Puffin, Snow Goose and now the latest addition to the list was a stonking Ring-necked Duck found at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands. After hearing news when I got back from college, mum and …

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