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Turtle Dove, Woods Mill

Purring out the back of my brother’s place near this Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve. [...]

Bridled Tern, Farne Islands

On Inner Farne I hoped the long-stayer was still there [...]

Train to Portbury Wharf

First Great Western gave us a taste of how it may be possible from Bristol Temple Meads [...]

RSPB Dungeness, Kent

I added the ARC pit (God, even the natural world is subject to the creeping miasma of sponsorship) to the roster [...]

Birling Gap Migrants

Birling Gap is a National Trust honeypot but one minute away lies a less disturbed treasure – the Lookout [...]

RSPB Normanton Down

The neighbouring pig farm was good for jackdaws, rooks, crows and the odd raven [...]

Arastradero, 2001

A three-hour turn round one my favourite preserves finally located the male Lawrence’s goldfinch. [...]

Flinders Birds, 2008

I turned back pre-breakfast to see what birds were up and about early to scrape a living from the desolation. [...]

Top 10 British Birding Sites

Not the plain old best but, as a rabid lister, the locations to deliver the most varied bag of species. [...]