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Alex H-Jones
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Wall Lizard, Isle of Wight
Non-native to Britain, Wall Lizards were thought to have been introduced to the Isle of Wight and a pockets in Southern England during the mid-late 1800s. It gets its name from the preferred habitat it lives in: walls, rocks and boulders. Whilst on the Isle...

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Buff-Breasted Sandpiper at Burton Mere Wetlands
A rare Spring bird, the Buff-Breasted Sandpiper is more frequent in Autumn when it more likely to be pushed across the Atlantic from the States by a weather system. On Friday 19th May, one turned up at Burton Mere Wetlands. This bird was most likely to have...

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Temminck's Stint, Thornwick Pool (East Yorks)
Making a trip to Bempton/Flamorough  last weekend (May 20th/21st) in the hope of something out of the ordinary. It was great to catch up with a Temminck's Stint at Thornwick Pool which spend 2 days over the weekend there. This was my 5th Temminck's Stint in...

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Birding Mallorca - February 2017
With a long weekend to spare in mid February, we decided to book an extended weekend on the Balearic Island of Mallorca in the hope of targeting a small handful of birds. Setting our itinerary beforehand at just three sites, hopefully they would be enough t...

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Recent Ringing Recoveries
Whilst birding out locally, I often make it my target to read any rings I come across and whilst checking through the gulls at Kinmel Bay the end of February, a bright red darvic ring caught my attention. Immediately suspecting it to be a foreign bird, I lo...

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