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Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2012


Below are links to news reports on my birding exploits over the past few years. Click on a thumbnail to go to that news page

January 2012 - Hampshire, Somerset, Cosmeston & Slimbridge

Spanish Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Great Northern Diver, Red-crested Pochard, Bittern, Crossbill, Ring-billed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Scaup, Whooper Swan, Bewick's Swan, Sparrowhawk, Shoveler, Pheasant & Greylag Goose


Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2011

December 2011 - Slimbridge

Bewick's Swan, Pintail, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Moorhen, Blackcap & Great Spotted Woodpecker

November 2011 - Devon

Desert Wheatear, Black Redstart, Cirl Bunting, Red-breasted Goose, Wigeon, Teal & Kestrel

October 2011 - South Gloucestershire

Pied Wheatear

September 2011 - Gwent & Hampshire

Pectoral Sandpiper, Grey Phalarope, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Arctic Tern & Wryneck

August 2011 - Hampshire, Dorset & Gloucs

Woodhcat Shrike, Wood Sandpiper, Purple Heron, Sabine's Gull, Buzzard, Sandwich Tern, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear, Linnet & more!

July 2011 - Gloucestershire & Gwent

Greenshank, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Sandpiper, Greenfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Spoonbill, Moorhen & Black-headed Gull

June 2011 - Gwent and Gloucs

Nightjar, Jackdaw, Rook, Moorhen, Oystercatcher & Feral Pigeon!!!

May 2011 - North Western Ohio, USA

The Biggest Week in American Birding! 140 Species photographed and 150 seen. Check out my American bird photography site for more information.

May 2011 - Glamorgan and Gwent

Black-Necked Grebe, Linnet, Goldcrest & Dunnock

April 2011 - Hants, Gloucs, Glam, Dorset

Night Heron, Willow Tit, White Stork, Water Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Firecrest, Ruff, Redshank, Treecreeper, Wren, Wood Lark, Stonechat, Black-Headed Gull & more

March 2011 - Oxon, Carmarthenshire & Hants

Green-Winged Teal, Oriental Turtle Dove, Gadwall, Red-Legged Partridge, Brent Goose, Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Black-Headed Gull, Shelduck, Little Egret, Reed Bunting & Mute Swan

January 2011 - Shropshire

Tree Sparrow, Blue Tit & Fieldfare


Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2010

December 2010 - Gwent & Dorset

Waxwing, Great Bustard, Long-Billed Dowitcher, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush & Blackbird

November 2010 - Lancs, Devon & Somerset

Pied-billed Grebe, American Robin, Robin, Teal, Snipe & Lapwing

October 2010 - Cornwall & Pembs

Green Heron, Squacco Heron, Buff-Breasted Sandpiper & Little Egret

September 2010 - Hampshire, Dorset & Sussex

Wryneck, Lapland Bunting, Wilson's Phalarope, Glossy Ibis, Curlew Sandpiper, Black-Tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, Knot, Bearded Tit, Wheatear, Whitethroat, Linnet, Starling & more.

August 2010 - Scilly Pelagic & Hampshire

Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Petrel, Storm Petrel, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Linnet, Gannet, Fulmar & more.

July 2010 - Powys, Dungeness Kent & Glamorgan

White-Tailed Plover, Purple Heron, Spotted Flycatcher, Mediterranean Gull & Collared Dove

June 2010 - Blorenge Gwent

Marmora's Warbler. Just the one species but what a species!

May 2010 - Hants, Wales & Eastern England

Dotterel, Great Reed Warbler, Oriental Pratincole, Bluethroat, Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Wood Lark, Tree Pipit, Blackcap, Dartford Warbler, Wood Warbler, Spotted Redshank & more.

April 2010 - Gwent & Hampshire

Long-Tailed Duck, Eider, Little Tern, Common Tern, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel, Dunlin, Turnstone, Skylark & more.

March 2010 - Glocs, Devon & Cornwall

Cirl Bunting, Black Redstart, Great White Egret, Stock Dove, Meadow Pipit, Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Barnacle Goose, Canada Goose, Goosander, Starling, Herring Gull & more

February 2010 - Forest of Dean & Glamorgan

Water Pipit, Rock Pipit, Purple Sandpiper, Goshawk, Crossbill, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Grey Heron, Water Rail, Goldeneye & Mallard

January 2010 - Gigrin, Yorks, Warks & Gwent

Black-Throated Thrush, Black Kite, Red Kite, Buzzard, Green-Winged Teal, Mandarin Duck, Goldeneye, Mallard, Coot, Song Thrush & Bullfinch


Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2009

December 2009 - Glocs, Hants, Gwent & Glam

Pomarine Skua, Yellow-Browed Warbler, Hen Harrier, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenshank, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Teal, Wigeon and more

November 2009 - Gloucestershire

Wilson's Phalarope, Mallard, Greylag Goose & Pomarine Skua

October 2009 - Surrey

Brown Shrike

September 2009 - Scotland & Wales

Glossy Ibis, Capercaillie, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle, Hooded Crow, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, Wheatear and more

August 2009 - London, Hants, Oxon & S'set

Spotted Crake, Ring-Necked Parakeet, Egyptian Goose, White-Winged Black Tern, (American) Black Tern, Common Tern & Egyptian Goose

July 2009 - Mid Wales

A very barren month! Great Spotted Woodpecker & Nuthatch.

June 2009 - Devon & Somerset

Cirl Bunting, Little Bittern, Ferruginous Duck, Marsh Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Turtle Dove, Swift, Stonechat, Whitethroat, Fulmar, Sandwich Tern & Greenfinch.

May 2009 - Stodmarsh Kent & Glocs

Black-Winged Pratincole, Nightingale, Redstart, Wood Warbler, Garden Warbler, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Spotted Flycatcher, White-Fronted Goose & Greylag Goose.

April 2009 - Gwent, Glocs & Hants

White-Throated Sparrow, Subalpine Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Ring Ouzel & Cuckoo.

March 2009 - Glocs, Hants & Cardiff

Long-Eared Owl, Bonaparte's Gull, Little Gull, American Wigeon, Firecrest, Great Grey Shrike, Purple Sandpiper, Wood Lark, Mealy Redpoll, Greenland Redpoll, Crossbill, Adder, Fox & more!

February 2009 - Glocs & Norfolk

Snow Bunting, Woodcock, Barn Owl, Black Brant, Brent Goose, Pink-Footed Goose, Glaucous Gull, Snipe, Smew, Corn Bunting, Marsh Tit, Jay, Nuthatch, Goldeneye, Shoveler & more.

January 2009 - Hampshire & Glamorgan

Penduline Tit, Red-Breasted Goose, Ring-Necked Duck, Waxwing, Iceland Gull, Hooded Merganser, Scaup, Great White Egret, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Greenshank, Knot, Spotted Redshank & more.


Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2008

December 2008 - Glocs & Avon

Lesser Scaup, Hawfinch, White-Fronted Goose, Short-Eared Owl, Kestrel, Wigeon, Pintail, Red-Crested Pochard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Bewick's Swan, Greylag Goose, Goldcrest and more.

November 2008 - Glamorgan & Yorks

Slavonian Grebe, Ferruginous Duck, Bearded Tit, Whooper Swan, Goldeneye, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-Necked Grebe, Kingfisher, Mallard, Black-Headed Gull, Redwing, Fieldfare, Waxwing + more.

October 2008 - Norfolk Birding Weekend

Grey Partridge, Wilson's Phalarope, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Bearded Tit, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Common Crane, Pink-Footed Goose and more.

October 2008 - Brecs, Glocs & Worcs Birding

Black-Necked Grebe, Black Redstart, Pectoral Sandpiper, Shore Lark, Chiffchaff, Long-Tailed Tit, Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, Teal, Snipe & Great Crested Grebe.

September 2008 - Slimbridge, Gwent, Avon

Whinchat, Little Grebe, Ringed Plover, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Dotterel, Whitethroat, Little Stint & Knot.

Late August 2008 - Hampshire & Glocs.

Grey Phalarope, Red-Necked Phalarope, Grey Plover, Spoonbill, Kestrel, Egyptian Goose, Black Tern, Sandwich Tern, Yellow Wagtail, Osprey, Eider, Wood Sandpiper, Turnstone and more.

August 2008 - Suffolk & Minsmere

Little Gull, Stonechat, Whitethroat, Little Egret, Avocet, Barnacle Goose, Kittiwake, Common Tern, Swallow, Turtle Dove, Spotted Redshank, Osprey, Marsh Harrier and more.

July - 2 Nights on Skomer & Slimbridge

Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot, Manx Shearwater, Little Owl, Short-Eared Owl, Segde Warbler, Chough, Raven, Oystercatcher, Shag, Stock Dove, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and more.

Late June 2008 - Keyhaven, Blashford & Arne

Dartford Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, Carrion Crow, Great Crested Grebe, Lapwing, Little Tern, Common Tern, Little Grebe, Sand Martin, Grey Heron and more.

June 2008 - Skokholm, Balmoral & Gwent

Fulmar, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Shag, Razorbill, Puffin, Guillemot, Manx Shearwater, Great Black-Backed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Kittiwake, Reed Warbler and more.

Late May 2008 - Somerset & Welsh Birds

Yellow Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Garden Warbler, Hobby, Garganey, Curlew, Whimbrel, House Martin and more.

May 2008 - South and Mid Wales

Pied Flycatcher, Buzzard, Garden Warbler, Little Ringed Plover, Wood Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whiskered Tern, Black-Winged Stilt, Hawfinch, Red-Legged Partridge, Tree Pipit and more.

Late April 2008 - Uskmouth & Glamorgan

Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, Dipper, White Wagtail, Nuthatch, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, Stonechat, Bearded Tit, Reed Bunting, Wheatear and more.

April 2008 - Kenfig & Cardiff Birds

Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-Billed Gull, Ruff, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Bullfinch, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Treecreeper, Jay, Dunnock, Pochard and more.

Late March 2008 - Keyhaven & Blashford

Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Brambling, Red-Brested Merganser, Spoonbill, Dartford Warbler, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Skylark, Brent Goose & Chiffchaff.

March 2008 - Cardiff & Forest of Dean

Mistle Thrush, Redwing, Firecrest, Goosander, Ring-Billed Gull, Cattle Egret & Great Grey Shrike

February 2008 - Slimbridge & South Wales

Spotted Sandpiper, Nuthatch, Purple Sandpiper, Sanderling, Mediterranean Gull, Grey Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Pintail, Teal, Lapwing, Water Rail and more.

January 2008 - Keyhaven & Cardiff

Greenshank, Turnstone, Linnet, Little Grebe, Pochard, Tufted Duck & Coot.


Birding News and Pictures Archive from 2007

Autumn 2007 - Slimbridge & Keyhaven

Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Curlew, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Wren, Brent Goose, Little Egret, Redshank, Turnstone, Robin, Dunnock & Long Tailed Tit.

Summer 2007 - Hampshire & Mid Wales

Black Headed Gull, Common Tern, Rook, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Stonechat, Swallow, Redshank, Reed Warbler, Red Kite, Peregrine and more.

July 2007 - Skomer Island

Curlew, Chough, Fulmar, Gannet, Herring, Great & Lesser Black Backed Gulls, Pied Wagtail, Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler, Shelduck and more.

Spring 2007 - Swansea Valley & Dryslwyn

Tree Sparrow, Wheatear, Sand Martin, Magpie, Collared Dove, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Little Ringed Plover and more.

Early Spring 2007 - Glamorgan Birding

Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Robin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Coot, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Carrion Crow, Herring Gull, Stonechat, Fulmar and more.

Winter 2007 - South Wales & Slimbridge

Treecreeper, Pintail, Moorhen, Robin, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Jay, Jackdaw, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, Bewick's Swan, Bittern, Woodpiegeon & Black-Headed Gull.


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