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…

Purple Sandpiper

January Birding

For most birders that first outing of the new year is always extra special. It doesn’t matter what one might see from Robins and House Sparrows through to Golden Eagles or Firecrests, all species carry with them an additional excitement factor of being “first for the year”. When else for Read more…

Reed Warbler, Ham Wall

Reed Warbler at Ham Wall

This year, even with three months still left to go, has been one of my most enjoyable to date. Almost every weekend has seen us out and about both locally and further afield including over a month spent exploring the wilds of Scotland. Along the way we’ve experienced just about Read more…

A First Visit to Ramsey Island

Fingers and toes were well and truly crossed as we drew back the curtains on our second and final day in Pembrokeshire. Would the wind have subsided enough to allow us to make the trip out to Ramsey Island? Initial impressions were promising with a light breeze rippling through nearby Read more…

Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB rather nicely sent me a reminder email last week that I’d yet to submit this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch results. Given that the count took place over a fortnight ago this seemed entirely reasonable and has prompted me into action, with this evenings ramblings the result. For those Read more…

Cwm Clydach

Cwm Clydach Walk

The forecast looked very good indeed for Sunday before last providing the perfect excuse to tackle a walk which has been on my ‘to-do’ list for far too long. Our planned route would be the Cwm Clydach walk, a nine mile circuit heading out along the Lower Clydach River before Read more…

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Yes it’s that time of year again when the nation comes together to conduct the biggest and longest running citizen science project the world has ever seen. Its premise is simple. During an hour of the designated weekend count the highest number of birds seen in your garden at any Read more…