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A young keen birder from Wiltshire!
A young keen birder from Wiltshire!

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The second set of secondaries.
Hi, continuing the theme of subspecies, morphs and all that malarkey, I thought I'd introduce another factor that could make your birding experience evermore exciting! Everyone likes Shrikes; they have stunning plumes and an unusual habit of hoarding their ...

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Hoary for me. The Redpoll chronicles.
Hi, By the end of the trip our hopes of catching a "snowball" deteriorated; we were particularly interested in catching one for identification purposes in case one turns up in Wiltshire - as my wise uncle once said, it would be as rare as rocking horse poo....

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Juvenile Arctic Redpoll - where's the beef?
Hi, after going on a recent expedition to Arctic Norway I was exposed to (what was unbeknownst to me) the Redpoll issue. Here in the UK I get the inkling  (ignore my generalising just an impression) that many folk are splitting these Redpoll into categories...

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The Chiffchaff chronicles. An attempt at clarity: my perspective.
Hi, for what seems like an eternity Chiffchaffs ( Phylloscopus Collybita ) - the mother of all LBJ's (little brown job's) - have been under the microscope. This is not because of the species pair Willow Warbler ( Phylloscopus Trochilus ) causing confusion. ...

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Bird ringing, Savernake, Sunday 10th January 2016
Hi, Sunday was one of those fantastic days you don't want to end. The team consisted of Matt (of course), Anna, Paul, Noah, his Dad and Graham. Setting up took no time, efficiently setting net rides that were cleared by Matt and I in preparation for today. ...

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"Mama"... My Grandma's great shot 8th January 2016
Hi, I seem to be on a bit of spree recently blog wise, but what's the bother? I seem to be enjoying it. My Grandma visited Darts Farm (one of my popular birding haunts while in Devon) yesterday, eager to find a bit of white this Christmas, but no of course ...

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Cornwall, January 2nd 2016
Hi, quick last report of what I saw on my last day down in Cornwall. I decided to stopover at Marazion on the way home for an authentic Cornish Pasty (what a joy) and in hope of finding the unfortunate Hudsonian Whimbrel. My plan of eating a pasty prevailed...

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