Birding Afloat

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

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Diary Update #10

on Feb 13, 2017

🌅  Monday February 13th 2017 ~ Another Monday excursion, this time to Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, once again in the company of Alan Boddington. On leaving the marina while still dark the weather didn't look very promising, with overcast...

⛅☔ Monday February 6th 2017 ~  After the flurry of activity in January the lack of updates recently reflects the amount of birding I've managed over the last few weeks.Waxwings at Wolston on a gloomy morning!This also compares to the la...

Diary Update #8 ~ 2017

on Jan 27, 2017

⛅ Friday 27th January... A bitterly cold start as I set off for Eldernell Cambridgeshire this morning in the hope of Short-eared Owls, arriving shortly after 10am.Cattle Egret ~ Great closeup views!In my experience of this site I've always found it...

Diary Update #7 ~ 2017

on Jan 26, 2017

⛅  Wednesday 25th January... The marina was shrouded in fog this morning so I decided to take a little drive out in search of brighter weather and try for Corn Buntings at a known location.Yammers everywhere during my walk.I arrived some...

Diary Update #6 ~ 2017

on Jan 25, 2017

☀ Tuesday 25th January... A day out at Rutland Water, meeting up with Pete Worthy, Trevor Griffiths and Alan Boddington from the Brandon Team.Yet another glorious frosty start to the day we began at the fisherman's car park, which overlooks the Nor...

Diary Update #4 ~ 2017

on Jan 23, 2017

A weekend in Hampshire for Dee and I and while driving down late afternoon Friday an unexpected year-tick, when a Tawny Owl flew across the carriageway at dusk as we approached the M3 motorway!Glorious views of the Solent from the sea wall at Titchfi...

Diary Update #5 ~ 2017

on Jan 23, 2017

☁ Monday 23rd... Having dropped into the wife's workplace to pick up my car, which is literally halfway, it was a perfect opportunity to continue on and finally go see the long staying Blue Rock Thrush at Stow-on-the-Wold. I arrived about 9:30am an...