Avocet, Titchwell

Eastern Adventures – Part 1

Tuesday’s entry covering our encounter with Nightingales at Dering Wood was just the icing on what had been a very nice cake indeed. We’d spent the previous week based near Sheringham in Norfolk, a little further east than our normal haunts but a change which would give us access from Read more…

Pillbox on Hendra Beach

Praa Sands to Porthleven

We arrived in Cornwall on a wave of hail the likes of which I’ve never seen. Driving across Bodmin Moor there were times where the future straightness of my cars body panels was brought into question and I had to raise my voice to a shout in order to be Read more…

Goose Barnacle, Cefn Sidan

Goose Barnacles, Cefn Sidan

I was first made aware of Goose Barnacles back in 2009 through this somewhat alarmist article published in the Daily Mail: “The Revolting Dr Who monster that terrified tourists“. As a headline it’s hard to beat but the creature that washed ashore in Oxwich Bay that day was even curiouser Read more…

Dead Guillemot, Cefn Sidan

Seabird Wreck, Cefn Sidan

The loss of a single Guillemot on Saturday was saddening but it in no way prepared us for events on Cefn Sidan beach yesterday afternoon. What had started out as an isolated walk to enjoy the crashing waves turned into a research and rescue mission as we discovered hundreds of Read more…

Stackpole Head

Man Seeks Otter

My parents were down to visit this weekend (and to provide those all important Christmas presents of course) which meant an opportunity for our first full day out in a very long time. Perhaps foolishly I’d assured them I could almost guarantee Otters at Bosherston against which my Dad could Read more…

Starling Murmuration, Aberystwyth

Murmurings in Aberystwyth

A couple of weeks ago it was time for our annual trip to Aberystwyth which for once coincided with a gloriously sunny day. First stop, as usual, was the Castle for a brief walk along the promenade before moving onto Tanybwlch beach. From my five years spent at university here Read more…

Turnstones and Ringed Plovers, Aberystwyth

Early Morning Aberystwyth

On Sunday we were out early to make best use of the relatively bright sky and a distinct lack of people. Almost immediately we found a Purple Sandpiper perched halfway down the sea wall in what turned out to be quite a precarious position. I didn’t even have chance to Read more…

Snow Bunting, Holkham Gap

Snow Buntings in Norfolk

In the words of everyone’s favourite Austrian, I’m back. From where I hear you ask? Norfolk I answer, hoping to bring this slightly awkward opening exchange to a swift conclusion. Ah you say in clear disregard to my previous statement, see any Waxwings? I think we may be about to Read more…