Birding Afloat

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A personal view of nature from aboard my Narrowboat 'Quidditch'

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Diary Update #36

on Jul 18, 2017

☀️  Monday 17th July 2017 ~ I've not had much chance recently to get out a little further afield so decided it was time to make amends. With the Bee-eaters at East Leake, Nottinghamshire still in residence and the sun set to shine I th...

Diary Update #35

on Jul 16, 2017

☔  Sunday 16th July 2017 ~ Visits to Brandon Marsh last Friday and today and frankly with the amount of disruption both on the pools and in the reedbeds, which seems to occur daily these days, I'm always surprised to find anything of interest...

Diary Update #34

on Jul 10, 2017

⛅   Sunday 9th July 2017 ~ A nice cruise back to our home mooring on Sunday evening after an enjoyable stay out on the canal.Grass Snake ~ Amazing swimmers!On the cruise home Dee managed a nice photo of a Grass Snake swimming alongside th...

Diary Update #33

on Jul 8, 2017

☀️  Thursday 6th July 2017 ~ Each year around this time a family of Common Terns appear at the marina and usually hang around for a week or two. I can only image that the fishing is pretty good, with plenty around the marina compounds a...

Diary Update #32

on Jul 1, 2017

⛅  Friday 30th June 2017  ~ I began at the East Marsh and Teal Pool Hides, where there is now water after the recent rain and ended up with a reasonable wader count. These included (3) Redshank and (3) Green Sandpipers on Teal Pool a...

Diary Update #31

on Jun 30, 2017

☁ Thursday 29th June 2017 ~ My annual visit to RSPB Otmoor in Oxfordshire today, mainly to catch up with the resident Turtle Doves.Obliging Turtle DoveAn overcast and chilly day with occasional drizzle but immediately upon arrival in the...

Diary Update #30

on Jun 26, 2017

⛅  Monday 26th June 2017  ~  With many trips back and forth to Liverpool more recently and so much to organise it was the first time I'd managed to venture out since Mum passed away on June 17th ~ RIP Mum a great innin...