May 2019

Posted on 31 May, 2019 in Summaries

First outing this 'Magic May' was back to the traditional nightingale haunt at Lee Valley with Isabelle. Unfortunately the satnav took me to a different car-park and from there I didn't know how to get the same spot as last year! However after a longer than usual walk we found …

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April 2019

Posted on 30 April, 2019 in Summaries

A family trip for the Easter school holidays took me to Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest where the cabin we stayed in was surrounded by forest (and other cabins). I signed myself and the kids up for a nature ramble around the northern part of the site, which proved an interesting …

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February 2019

Posted on 28 February, 2019 in Summaries

After another blank month in January, at last some proper birding! At Mayday Farm in the Brecks, I went looking for displaying Northern Goshawk with Isabelle who was very patient despite being bored. Her restlessness and hunger caused us to return to the car where we had great views of …

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December 2018

Posted on 31 December, 2018 in Summaries

Only one outing this month, after nothing in October and November! I went to Grovelands Park after I had spotted a female Smew the day before whilst visiting with my kids. It seemed like a good sighting of a wild bird, albeit early in winter, however comments on the London …

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September 2018

Posted on 30 September, 2018 in Summaries

The first outing this month was to RSPB Rainham Marshes, with my kids, the first time they've both been out with me birding! Their initial excitment of having binoculars and running along the boardwalks soon waned and we had to go for ice cream. Two raptors, Sparrowhawk and Hobby were …

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