Rainham Marshes: Capital Birding

Following my journey to the US of A to attend the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Young Birder Camp in Ithaca, New York state (post to follow..). I took the opportunity to hit a reserve that's been on my bucket list for a few years now with Sam Levy, RSPB Rainham Marshes. Hitting the reserve early …

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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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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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