Birding

21 Apr 19
Gnowangerup Cottage

Too often as a photographer and a bird enthusiast I find myself caught up in chasing the rarer species. I scour the sites such as Penny’s Hot Birding and Life and the Norfolk birding Facebook groups looking for sightings of Hoopoe, Waxwing and SEO. However when I post pictures of birds I’m really excited to […]

21 Apr 19
wiltshirebirder

The intended early morning visit to the Water Park didn’t happen as staying in bed seemed more appealing. When I did eventually drag myself up I had a fair bit to do at home as my Wife and Daughter were back home after a trip to New York. Have to say that I have enjoyed […]

21 Apr 19
Dr. Bookworm

Marie Kondo is an international phenomenon. She is the Dalai Lama of decluttering, the Dr. Ruth of neatness, the Oprah of organizing. In her 2014 book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and on her new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this young, petite Japanese woman gives tips on organizing every item in […]

21 Apr 19
Birding adventures in Mongolia

The last week has showed a bit on Mongolia’s temper. First nice and warm, then cold and snowy and then sandstorm. It is really unpredictable to say the least. At Khun Lake in the Songino area ducks have arrived. Goosanders, Gadwalls, Eurasian Wigeons and Teals, a single Smew, Common Goldeneyes, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Ruddy Shelducks, […]

21 Apr 19
When I grow up I will go there

As a birder, there are certain birds that you really want to see. Some are obviously iconic species, some are beautiful, others are spectacular, a few just have odd names, while others have strange habits but, for every birder, there are certain birds which you would just love to see once you find out that […]

21 Apr 19
Cindy McIntyre's Blog

My photos needing editing are covering my computer desktop, so I’d better get these up while the flowers are still blooming. Last year there were almost no wildflowers blooming in southern Monterey County, and the green grasses from the winter rains didn’t last very long. This year we’ve been supremely blessed, not only with a […]

21 Apr 19
Journals of a Naturalist

A Wetland Adventure If you are following this blog and also listen to the Back Porch Birding podcast, you may already know that I recently went on a class trip to the Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. It was a super exciting time where we got to view some really amazing […]

21 Apr 19
JE Birding

We over-nighted at Cabo de Gata and we were out birding by 8am. We travelled slowly along AL3115 hoping to see Trumpeter Finches again. We checked the same spot twice, but with no success. However, we always look and work hard. It paid off this morning for in a little over an hour we saw […]

21 Apr 19
JE Birding

It was an early start from San Miguel and we were in Cabo de Gata at 9.30am. We got ‘at it’ straight away as we had ‘an itch to scratch’! We had failed on our previous trip to see the Trumpeter Finch and this time we wanted to get it.   En route sharp-eyed Bryan spotted […]

21 Apr 19
JE Birding

On Tuesday 16th April I collected Bryan in Gran Alacant before our journey south to Cabo de Gata on Wednesday. But first some very profitable minutes spent at Clot de Galveney. In full view was a male Garganey (and a mucky eye) with both Red Crested and Common Pochards easily seen. A Purple Swamphen showed […]