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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January 2018

Posted on 31 January, 2018 in Summaries

With a house move severly restricting my chances to go birding in December, I only managed to get to Tyttenhanger GPs once to see a scarcity Hawfinch. I connected with 10 of them in the tall trees to the south of the main pit. It was satisfying to see them …


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February 2017

Posted on 28 February, 2017 in Summaries

After last month's misdirection I got back to Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits and with better weather was able to see the proper site. I saw 43 species with wetland, meadow and farmland species represented. It's an excellent location to be a new patch, despite the drive involved getting there.

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January 2017

Posted on 31 January, 2017 in Summaries

After relocating back to London, my new local neighbourhood of Southgate turned up a very surprising Bohemian Waxwing, trilling from a skinny tree outside the local supermarket. I could scarcely believe my eyes!

Otherwise, there was only one outing, and that was to a new birding site, Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits …


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