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Susan Murphy
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A Guatemalan Birding Adventure.
I've been back over two weeks now from my latest birding adventure. Mary & I were both 50 this year and fancied celebrating with a birding trip a bit different from normal & somewhere that we wouldn't want to go on our own. We decided on Central America and...
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A week in Cornwall
We've been staying in St Ives since last Friday. On our way down, I managed to sneak in a short detour to Davidstow Airfield for the American Golden Plover, a UK tick. It was so easy... we pulled up next to a couple of cars parked on the old runway & asked ...
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Plane, Trains.....2 1/2 weeks in Hong Kong & a ship!
Back in Feb Simon and I set off on a bit of an adventure: we travelled overland to Hong Kong before returning home by sea. Well, almost. Although we had hoped to go all the way by train, getting from Exmouth to Moscow was so convoluted & expensive we gave u...
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A windy Grey Phalarope
Last night just before I went to bed I happened to look at the Devon Birds website & saw that there had been a Grey Phalarope on the Otter at Budleigh during the day. This morning it was blowing a hooley, but after a bit of early indecision I finally got my...
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Axe Estuary Wetlands
About 15 of us attended a meeting of the East Devon Birders at the Axe Estuary Wetlands today. Although the weather was a bit gloomy & chilly at first, we did have a bit of sunshine for a minute or two & more importantly, no rain. There was also a meeting o...
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W Day
This morning I collected Libby at 8.30 & we went to Bowling Green Marsh for a few hours. It was really busy out on the marsh as the waders flew in on the rising tide. There were some nice birds including about 10 Curlew Sandpipers, Knot, Ruff, Spotted Redsh...
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Must try harder.....
I've been a bit lax in the birding department lately.....too many other things going on! I'm not really Year Listing this year, as evidenced by the fact that I'm on a measly 146. However, Libby is trying for a good list, and is rapidly approaching 200.  It'...
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Nightjars on Mutters Moor
On Wednesday I joined 18 other members of Devon Birds for a Nightjar hunt on Mutters Moor near Sidmouth. It was a clear dry evening with a nice bright moon to help the Nightjars hunt for supper, although there was a reasonably strong chilly wind which proba...
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Venford
Yesterday I had a very enjoyable day out on Dartmoor with the East Devon Birds group. The weather may not have been as good as on the trip to Belstone last week, but the birds were just as good. Seven of us met up at the car park at Venford Reservoir. When ...
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Belstone
On Saturday I had a great day out with the Mid Devon Birds group, exploring the area around Belstone on the Northern edge of Dartmoor. We had glorious sunshine & fantastic scenery all day, and the birds were pretty good too. We started off by walking down i...
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