Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Video

Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

Wednesday last week (09/01/2019) I spent a day at Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire, with James Burman. We were there to track down one, if not both, of the Great Northern Divers (GND) a.k.a Common Loon, which are currently wintering there. On our long walk around this vast body of water (starting at the Dam), we… Continue reading Common Loon at Pitsford Reservoir

BBC, Birds, Countryside, Encounters, Local, TV, Video

Waxwing Winter

Six years ago it was a similar mild and wet December, I happened to be looking on Twitter when I saw a tweet announcing that there was a large flock of Waxwings, at the Midlands best garden centre, Webbs of Wychbold in north Worcestershire. It had been several years since the last irruption of Waxwings… Continue reading Waxwing Winter

Birds, Conservation, Encounters, Environmental, Exploration, Holiday, Nature Reserve

The Annual Rutland Romp!

"The Annual Rutland Romp!" ??  I'm referring to the British Birdwatching Fair, the Birdfair of course! 🙂  Last week was my 5th time at the fair (I've been going every year since 2010).  It's on for 3 days over a weekend in mid August, and has been on every year for more than 25 years!  I… Continue reading The Annual Rutland Romp!

Birds, Literature

Day 20 – 30 Days Wild

Reading About Birds Today I was sorting out the blog for yesterdays Random Act of Wildness - "Admire the setting Sun", it was raining and I had work later.  I wasn't really left with many options, due to the constraints (time and weather).  So, I chose to read a non-fiction book on the bus to… Continue reading Day 20 – 30 Days Wild