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Toby Carter (Grimston Warbler)
Bird Lover and enthusiastic naturalist plus a wildlife Photographer.
Bird Lover and enthusiastic naturalist plus a wildlife Photographer.


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BTO Young Birders Camp (27th-29th May)
Last August around the time of the Birdfair, the BTO announced that they
would be holding their first Young Birders Weekend which would be sponsored by
the   Cameron Bespolka Trust , at the time I knew
that I probably couldn't make it due to it being in  ex...

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PWC 2016 April totals
Sorry for this late post, as my GCSE exams have now started (4 German, 1 Biology, 1 Chemistry and 1 English already done) Wow what a month it's been, with all these Spring Migrants coming through, I've picked up some unusual and new species for the patch th...

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World Osprey Week! (WOW)
From the 11th-15th of April, it is officially World Osprey Week, this is all about raising awareness of these magnificent, graceful birds. I go to school in Oakham and with Rutland Water literally on our doorstep, Rutland Ospreys came into school to celebra...

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Great Grey Shrike at Warren Hills
On Sunday 11th April, my dad made the decision last minute for us to go and see a Great Grey Shrike at Warren Hills, as this bird had been seen for the last 3 days, normally in the county these birds are just moving through So we headed off to Warren Hills,...

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PWC 2016 March Totals
Feb excels!!! Midlands Mini League, with friends Sam (@birdboysam) and Jack  Under 25 Mini league, with friends Sam (@birdboysam) and Jack March has been a very eventful month on the patch, with highlights being Tufted Duck, Blackcap, Sand Martin, Swallow, ...

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PWC 2016 FebruaryTotals
The first 2 spreadsheets show my score compared to the other people, the first spreadsheet is the category (NGB/AFON Under 25) and the second category is Midlands League Here is my standing in red, and my rival (friend) Sam who i'm competing against (Midlan...

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The Long-Billed Dowitcher at Rutland Water
For the last 23 days a Long-Billed Dowitcher has taken up residency in and around Leicestershire and Rutland, after first being reported at Wanlip Meadows, this bird has also been seen at Wanlip North Lakes, then on the 23rd 'a' Long-billed Dowitcher had be...

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PWC 2016 January Totals
Well it's been an amazing month to kick this challenge off with, had some awesome birds including; Raven, Bullfinch, Brambling,  Yellowhammer, Lapwing and Gadwall.  Here is a roundup of this month's sighting:  Greylag Geese: A resident species around the pa...

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The Bramblings
For the last few years, in the winter months small flocks of Brambling have been congregating, feeding and roosting with our resident Chaffinches at the Grain Dryer. There are usually around 4/5 birds with c30 Chaffinch, but this year despite the extremely ...
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