All Change

All Change

Thirteen years, one thousand and fifty entries, twelve thousand photos and close to one million words. Big numbers for a blog which started off on a quiet afternoon with a simple desire to record that weekend’s bird sightings (Dartford Warbler on Gower in case you’re interested). Back then I was Read more…

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

It may be a new decade but some things will always remain the same including our participation in the world’s largest wildlife survey. Each January over half a million people across the country come together to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, counting the birds that appear in Read more…

Musings on a new year

There’s a fine line between being fashionably late and downright tardy yet despite January appearing to stretch out for hundreds of days, waiting until the 27th to wish you all a happy new year is I fear straying towards the latter. So what have I been up to during the Read more…

Birdfair 2018

Quite why it’s taken me until Birdfair’s thirtieth year to put in an appearance I’ll never know but, in the words of those great philosophers i.e. our mothers, better late than never. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event it’s essentially Glastonbury for birders with hundreds of talks Read more…

Oxwich Bay

Hunting Bioluminescent Plankton

It probably says a lot about our lives that standing on Oxwich beach at a little after two o’clock this morning, looking for plankton, seemed perfectly normal. Others may of course choose to disagree, imagining instead some lonely vigil shunned by the greater part of society, self-elected purveyors all of Read more…