Category: Another Bird Blog

A Menorca Love Story

I may not get out this week.  Storm Brendan is on the way from Canada. I think it’s payback time because we sent them Harry and Sparkle.My gout has returned with a resolve to keep me indoors this week. For now here is a tale of Menorca with lots o…

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Bargain Bins

We all like a bargain don’t we? I may have found one when Silver Surfing the other day; it was a pair of Celestron Granite 10×42 binoculars for £199.99, free postage. I have been looking for a pair of inexpensive bins I could leave in the car at a…

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An Apple A Day

Here’s wishing every one my readers a Happy, Prosperous, Optimistic and Bird Filled New Year. The first post of 2020 concerns the common Blackbird Turdus merula. The Blackbird is ubiquitous in these parts, so common that it rarely makes the b…

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Value Added Birding

Tuesday morning – New Year’s Eve. There was a thin layer of frost on the windscreen but it soon cleared once the heated screen kicked in. On Monday evening Andy had convinced me we should have another go at the Linnets at Gulf Lane despite the little…

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Sunny Start, Rain Later.

We have 0900 starts for now until the days lengthen but amazingly or not, our garden Dunnocks and Great Tits are already in song? How do they know? Great Tit – CC-BY-SA-3.0There was sunshine this morning so I kicked off at Linnet Square and droppe…

Doom And Gloom

A Happy New Year to all my readers, regular or new. Apologies for a lack of recent posts and there being few pictures today. I have been on a short sabbatical or as Sue might say, “What are you thinking about?” In the coming year of 4,500,000,001…

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More Canaries

I’m out of action. For today’s post I put together more archived material. This selection is from January 2013, a winter escape to Fuerteventura, just 60 miles from the coast of Morocco, North Africa.Fuerteventura is the oldest Canary Island, formed ab…

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From The Archive

There’s no local news today. I’m not getting out birding and unlikely to do so whilst this foul weather hangs around. Instead I robbed the archives from a winter holiday that Sue and I took to sunny Lanzarote, the Canary Islands almost five years ago….

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Mister Goldfinch

I’ve not been out much this last week, mainly because of the dreadful weather. A couple of trips out proved fruitless in the way of birding, ringing or photographs. Andy and Sandra have just returned from sunny Morocco. I’m hoping they brought back su…

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