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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British Birds…

As just about every avid Birder does, I have a patch which is my beloved little known urban misconception, Birkenhead Docks. It's a destination I love for it's utterly story from being biological dead, to a few decades latter being home to Common Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, a colony of Larus Gulls along with Cheshire & …

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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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