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19 Apr 18 - St Helena's Most Famous Resident (A Birder's View)
If you read the history books or search online, then they will tell you that Napoleon Bonaparte was St Helena's most favourite resident. Napoleon Bonaparte : A man who was nearly as miserable living on St Helena, as Gordon Brown was while he waited for Tony...
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18 Apr 18 - More St Helenan Seabirds
The first day at St Helena was one of the busiest days of the Atlantic Odyssey & it left me with the best part of 2000 photos to process (the greatest number of photos I have ever taken in a single day). So, it is no wonder that it has taken me so long to s...
18 Apr 18 - More St Helenan Seabirds
18 Apr 18 - More St Helenan Seabirds
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6 Sep 18 - Local Ortolan
After another early Autumn of Birding around my local patches & not finding anything, a couple of days ago I went to the Northern end of Portland to look for a couple of Ortolans. It was a very pleasant afternoon & evening of looking in one of the quieter e...
6 Sep 18 - Local Ortolan
6 Sep 18 - Local Ortolan
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28 Aug 18 - Migrant Hawkers At Littlesea, Studland
The third & final Post from Littlesea, Studland when I was unsuccessfully looking for the Purple Heron. There were plenty of other wildlife to distract me including a showy Moorhen & an Ashy Mining Bee . I also saw good numbers of male Migrant Hawkers. They...
28 Aug 18 - Migrant Hawkers At Littlesea, Studland
28 Aug 18 - Migrant Hawkers At Littlesea, Studland
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28 Aug 18 - Ashy Mining Bee
I spent another four hours unsuccessfully looking for the Purple Heron around Littlesea, Studland today. However, I was pleased to photograph this Ashy Mining Bee as I was walking back to the car park. I've seen Ashy Mining Bees in large numbers before wher...
28 Aug 18 - Ashy Mining Bee
28 Aug 18 - Ashy Mining Bee
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29 Aug 18 - Green Apple Thieves
There are a few Dorset Birders who make the annual visit to the Studland village area to see Ring-necked Parakeet for the Dorset Year Lists & in some cases, having to make more than one visit before they are successful. This is a species I will bump into a ...
29 Aug 18 - Green Apple Thieves
29 Aug 18 - Green Apple Thieves
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15 Aug 18: Return To Biscay: Cuvier's Beaked Whale
I had already seen good numbers of Short-beaked Common Dolphins, at least half a dozen Fin Whales (plus more blows), a Minke Whale, as well as, large numbers of Great Shearwaters & a handful of Cory's Shearwaters during the first few hours on the first morn...
15 Aug 18: Return To Biscay: Cuvier's Beaked Whale
15 Aug 18: Return To Biscay: Cuvier's Beaked Whale
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22 Jul 18 - T6 Harvard (G-DHHF) At Studland
I'm always happy to see
interesting planes flying over when I'm out Birding so I was keen to
grab some shots of this US heritage plane as it went over Littlesea. I'm even happier if they are flying over Studland as they look good over the patch. I was str...
22 Jul 18 - T6 Harvard (G-DHHF) At Studland
22 Jul 18 - T6 Harvard (G-DHHF) At Studland
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20 Jul 18 - Some Of The Resident Birds At Studland's Littlesea
Since I found the Purple Heron at Littlesea, I've spent a lot of time looking to try & relocate it during the daytime. I suspect it spends its time feeding at Littlesea, but generally tucked into the reed edges, hence my lack of sightings. However, I have h...
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18 Apr 18 - Atlantic Odyssey - Day Twenty: A Run Ashore At St Helena (Part 1)
Finally, it was my turn to get onto a zodiac to go ashore on the first morning to explore St Helena. I was looking forward to seeing this interesting British Overseas territory. St Helena was discovered in 1502 by Portuguese sailor Joao da Nova on his retur...
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