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Jonathan Daniell
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Indian Wedding (Part 2)
On the main wedding ceremony day apart from the usual species I added PURPLE SUNBIRD (Cinnyris asiaticus), a female as we were leaving the hotel. While at the other hotel where the ceremony was to be held a large flock of Black Kite kept coming into view. 9...

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An Indian Wedding (Part 1)
Didn't do much after Morocco holiday. Work, work and a trip to the zoo, where ironically I saw 3 species of bird that I would then see in India. Flew from Heathrow to Mumbai. Had a 4 hours to kill in the airport. While there I saw a flock of about 21 Black ...

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Morocco part two.
Finally an update. It has been months.  So I need to finish my Morocco report first before moving onto an Indian wedding with some birding done at the same time. So I went on one trip will on holiday in Marrakesh. It was to the Ouzoud Falls, took a couple o...

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Family holiday in Morocco
As suspected this was more of a family holiday so didn't really get much birding done. The complex itself had quite a few security guards standing around so very conscious of walking around with binoculars round my neck. I am not sure what has happened or h...

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Finally a update with a new UK tick included.
It has been over a month since my last blog. As it has been summer holidays and the boys have been at home I haven't done loads of things. Today though I took the opportunity to get a new bird for my list. Drove to Reculver country park car park and almost ...

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Hits, misses, bits and pieces
  It's been a while and a lot has happened, there was a week where I manged to get out 4 days in a row. 2 trips to Broadwater, 1 to Ashdown forest, 1 to Sevenoaks WR and one to Eridge roacks which is a new reserve for me, but, it actually connects to Broadw...

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So much to catch up on
It's been a while but so much has happened since then. Brexit has happened, thankfully I am not writing about politics whatever my opinion. Although what would happen to the British list if Scotland became independent and Ireland unified? We also exited the...

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Beddington Farmlands Walk
On Sunday I joined my old friend Peter Alfrey at Beddingotn Farmlands for a guided walk. See his blog which has some great photos from that day. Click on link to the right to view that. Below are some of the photos I took. A few birds seen, but didn't see t...

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Local walk in Tudeley Woods
Went to Brakeybank in Tudeley woods with local expert Ian Beavis. There is always so much information to take in. Early, Carder and White-tailed bee seen. A few different crickets and plenty of different plants. Wasp beetle which I found and think looks goo...

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Quick visit to Hayesden Country Park
As one of my sons had a birthday party in Tonbridge I thought a quick visit to Hayesden Country Park could work out just right. Because it is quite a big area I concentrated on the shallows and the main area around the sailing lake. Everwhere I seem to go l...
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