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Paul Boult
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No American Gold but ended up a Marshy May
Tuesday 2nd May and while working at Kings hill Kent, saw the news of a possible American golden plover at Old Alresford pond. So I made my way there, arriving around 18:30. No other birders were there, so I started to look and found the plover, as it moved...

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April 2017 - Stars of CCTV
On Monday 3rd April after work had a nice walk with the dogs on Yateley common (MOD), Tuesday 4th April, and on my way home from working in Bournemouth, I went to Tundry pond. I parked up near a footpath that took me over the Basingstoke canal, and out to T...

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March 2017 - Bluethroat in Lincolnshire, and still not found any Willow tits in Hampshire
Wednesday 1st March, no calls today, so I went after a lifer. I drove up to Lincolnshire and when passing The Delph, I stopped to look at the herd of swans, and saw Mute swan,  WHOOPER SWAN,  Mallard, Tufted duck & Skylark. TOTAL FOR YEAR = 130 Then to Linc...

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February 2017 Year=129 Hants=122
Wednesday 1st February, and I had a nice walk around Barley Pound Crondall Hampshire, seeing:  RED KITE,  Buzzard, Red-legged partridge, Pheasant, Stock dove, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song thrush, Redwing, Mistle thrush, Goldcrest, ...

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January 2017, a new year and a new challenge
January 2017, a new year and a new challenge, and that challenge is to do a Hampshire year list. Anyway on Friday 6th January, I started the year list with a lunchtime walk around Gravesend cemetery Kent, as I was working close by. Seeing: BLACK-HEADED GULL...

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October, November & December, give me 5 lifers and a year total of 209
On Tuesday 11th October work took me to Street Somerset and then down to Truro Cornwall. So after finishing the call in Truro I drove to Halwyn to view the river Camel, where I found the roosting  DALMATIAN PELICAN . A lovely walk up and down of this part o...

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August & in September the Purple dip
Thursday 4th August, and on my way home from working in Brighton stopped of at The Burgh Amberley West sussex, seeing Buzzard, Kestrel,  GREY
PARTRIDGE , Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Wren, Blackbird and Linnet. TOTAL FOR YEAR = 183 No calls on wednesday 10th Augus...

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July 2016
On Thursday 7th July, 16 of us in 8 cars set off to The Circuit Des 24 Heures Les Mans France, for the Le Mans Classic. On Friday morning I went for a walk seeing: Great crested grebe, Grey heron, Mallard, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Lapwing, Black-headed gu...

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For those about Rock/Bird we salute you.
Saturday 4th June, and it was of to the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic stadium, Tracey and I were meeting our three sons up there, for the AC/DC concert with Axl Rose on lead vocals. Tuesday 7th June and after completing a call in Derby, I drove to the RSPB res...

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May took me to 172 + four new birds.
Wednesday 4th May, and after working in Birmingham, I dropping into RSPB Otmoor on the way home. I arrived in the car park a little after 14:00 on a beautiful sunny day, and there was bird song every where. In the next three hours I noted 46 species of bird...
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