Birding Afloat

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

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📖 Diary Update #53

on Sep 12, 2017

💨 ⛅19C Tuesday 12th September 2017 ~ An hour or so at Draycote Water this morning in rather breezy conditions, mainly to have another session on the new camera set up!A little breezy for this newly arrived Meadow Pipit!A short walk alo...

📖 Diary Update #52

on Sep 9, 2017

Since arriving back at our home moorings after our recent outing I've basically spent my time getting to grips with my new camera and lens! In the last several days I've managed trips to Brandon Marsh, Draycote Water and of course locally.Sigma 150-6...

📖 Diary Update #51

on Sep 4, 2017

☁️23C Monday 4th September 2017 ~ Just back from our first cruise out since June, mooring up along our favourite stretch of Grand Union Canal near Flecknoe last Thursday. This particular spot offers lots of opportunities to cycle the un...

📖 Diary Update #50

on Aug 24, 2017

⛅22C Thursday 24th August 2017 ~ Spent the morning with the Brandon Marsh Conservation Team clearing the Islands and Wigeon Bank. Its been a major year for plant growth around the reserve with all Islands completely overwhelmed by excess veget...

📖 Diary Update #49

on Aug 23, 2017

☁️21C Wednesday 23rd August 2017 ~ A pretty dull morning both weatherwise and for birding at Brandon Marsh with the only highlights on the pools a Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and five Snipe. Kingfisher, Buzzard, Blackcap, Whitethroat and...

📖 Diary Update #48

on Aug 22, 2017

⛅23C Tuesday 22nd August 2017 ~ A good search of the marina mid morning then on to the local patch at Napton Reservoir and Napton Hill on a very humid day.Pied Wagtail roost beginning to build!In last nights Pied Wagtail roost 34 birds, which...

📖 Diary Update #47

on Aug 20, 2017

💨 ⛅21C Sunday 20th August 2017 ~ A similar day to yesterday, although the breeze a little less noticeable, but I do seem to have the uncanny knack of only visiting Frampton Marsh when it's breezy!Avocet ~ Seems like a good breeding season a...