September 2019

Posted on 30 September, 2019 in Garden

As the features I have added to the garden continue to mature - 2 years for the back 'hedgerow' and coming up to a year for the pond - a few visitors not typically recorded were seen this month.

First of all a Sparrowhawk was quietly observing the garden from the big …

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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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May 2018

Posted on 31 May, 2018 in Summaries

Only one outing, but for a couple of 'magical' May birds.

During my first spell in London (2005-2011) Lee Valley Park was a good place for nightingales and cuckoos, amongst others. On returning to London in 2016, I took my eldest daughter during half-term to see if they were still …

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May 2017

Posted on 31 May, 2017 in Summaries

Only a couple of outings for this 'magic' May.

The first of the month I was out to the occasional patch at Tyttenhanger GPs where I saw over 50 species, the most notable being Peregrine Falcon. Also both Ringed and Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, and plenty of warblers including Garden …

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Reffley Wood, King's Lynn, Norfolk, 19-May-84

Posted on 19 May, 1984 in Fieldtrips

Weather: Dull, overcast.

Dunnock singing from pines.

Magpie feeding in oak tree closely watched by Collared Dove; Magpie maybe eating dove's eggs?

Long-Tailed Tit in oak.

Blackbird mobbing something in woods; a cat? House Sparrows in hedge.

Song Thrush searching in grass for snails, very early in the year for …

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