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The weather’s becoming unfit for man or beast. Storm Diana is hurtling up the Irish Sea and it looks like there will be zero birding or ringing for a few days or more. So for this post I’m turning to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and rec…

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Another dawn start at Hesketh hoping for more views of the Dowitcher, but  not to be. The Wigeon numbers have greatly reduced with many now out by the river or on Banks, but there was still a thousand or so to work through. There were 5 Goosander on the West and a Spotted Red in […]

Easy for Smew to say

Another dawn start at Hesketh hoping for more views of the Dowitcher, but  not to be. The Wigeon numbers have greatly reduced with many now out by the river or on Banks, but there was still a thousand or so to work through. There were 5 Goosander on the West and a Spotted Red in […]