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Potteric Carr, 2008

This Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve is on the A6182 out of Doncaster, just over a large railway bridge […]

Glen Isla, 2004

A beautiful, if somewhat crisp at the start, day in the foothills of the Cairngorms. […]

Dundee & Broughty Ferry, 2004

It was a redpoll. Apart from the oddness of the urban location there are no conifers for miles. […]

Finally an Angus Kingfisher, 2004

Technically not Angus. Dighty Water in Dundee, but in the birding world the two are lumped together. […]

1999: Woodcock at Crawley, Hants

From December 14:

“The second day of the Winter Farmland Bird Survey and I would cover the eastern half of New Barn Farm. It was considerably colder than the first day with a crisp frost underfoot. It was also considerably quieter on the bird front with a few chaffinches and a couple of skylarks among the inevitable pheasants and partridges.

“However, the highlight of the month occurred as I started down the second field. A large bird whirred off in front of me and I took it to be more…

1999: Sparrowhawk, Winchester

A collared dove came a cropper. The chasing sparrowhawk dragged it to the ground. […]

1999: Great Northern Diver, Pembrokes

Blue sky over Cardigan Bay. Cliffs with their strata of rocks thrown into crazy angles. […]

Firth of Forth Cruise, 2006

An intrepid seven embarked on the Maid of the Forth in search of puffins and other denizens of the briny. […]

1999: Common Scoter, Pennington

back in Hampshire I clocked up 59 species in four hours […]