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Tarifa Spring Migration
Tuesday 25 April to Tuesday 5th May Tarifa Spain I can't believe we have been back in the UK over a week already.  Here is a small gallery of photos from our trip.  I am hoping to post a trip report before we go the Pyrenees on the 28th of this month.  Whit...

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Another Cheshire Lifer and a Dogs new adventure
Anyone who knows me, or has seen me on a twitch over the last 16 years knew if I was there, then Scruffy our Jack Russell woundn't be far behind.  Sadly, in June last year we had to let her go.  She was almost 17 and was poorly, she had almost gone of her l...

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January Round Up
Just a quick round up for January.  In the first two weeks of the New Year we spent a week in Nerja Andalucia Spain.  The weather was warm and the birding good - full trip report to follow shortly.    On the home front we finally caught up with Brambling in...

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What no Brambling !! To add to our Local Year list
We spent Monday morning in the NNHS squares hoping to add to our year list.  We started at a Local well known site for Peregrine Falcon and we didn't have to wait too long before a pair put in an appearance.  The weather was poor and heavy snow was falling ...

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A New Year and a New List
As another year begins so does another year list.  In recent years we have not twitched much across the UK because of the ever increasing crazy cost of fuel and the fact that we were spending hours sitting in traffic.  We have missed the birding so this yea...

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Cuckoo dips and Cheshire Ticks
On Thursday we decided to put the disappointment of dipping the Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Porthgwarra behind us and venture out on our local squares.  First stop was the flooded field at Burleydam.  The 2 Whooper Swan and the Green Sandpiper were still presen...

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Patch
The Cholmondeley Estate is one of my Local Patches, and we are lucky enough to have had access to the estate for about 13 years as Lady Cholmondeley is the Patron of the Nantwich Natural History Society. Yesterdays visit with Ashley and Alex was unplanned a...

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The Cholmondeley Estate is one of my Local Patches, and we are lucky enough to have had access to the estate for about 13 years as Lady Cholmondeley is the Patron of the Nantwich Natural History Society. Yesterdays visit with Ashley and Alex was unplanned a...

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Unusual Local Breeding records
Last Week an email from Jason Mossman was circulated around the Nantwich Natural History Society, informing members that he had seen a Goosander on the River Weaver with 10 chicks.  As this is a brilliant breeding record for Cheshire I headed off to try and...

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Summer catch up
Just a few photographs from the last few weeks covering what has been a busy time doing survey work.  Sadly we haven't had a lot of spare time for leisure birding. We did manage a weekend in North Wales at the Tern Colony on Anglesey at Cemlyn and The Littl...
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