A Magical Encounter On Patch

My patch, Birkenhead Docks is a place which is full of surprises: from the discovery of breeding Common Terns (Cheshire’s largest colony) in 2015 along with Raven, Lapwing and Ringed Plover, to the finding of 4 county rarities in the winter of 2015-16 (Great Northern Diver, Scaup, Shag & Iceland Gull) along with the unreal photographic …

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Nightjar on Hilbre: The first for 48 years!

Caprimulgus europaeus aka European Nightjar. This master of the twilight is one of my all-time favourite birds; with its atmospheric churring call combined with its prepossessing cryptic plumage the European Nightjar is a bird which if you ask any birder they’ll always remember their first. For me my first was 2 years ago at a Camp Site in …

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