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Red-backed Shrike, Sand Point

A beautiful day when I reached Sand Point, which juts out north of Weston-super-Mare [...]

July Slumbers

The birding everywhere last month was slow [...]

Long-Billed Dowitchers, Shapwick Heath

This species is fast becoming a Somerset speciality. Indeed it’s the only British county where I’ve seen it. [...]

End of Year Birds

I logged the lesser scaup at Slimbridge and that entered my English list. Also new for the Wetland Centre were redpoll and raven. [...]

Dartford Warbler, Bournemouth

Fisherman’s Walk Zig Zag, Boscombe to be precise. That is in Bournemouth Unitary Authority, which is technically not Dorset. [...]

How Not to Bird Hants & Dorset

Lunch at the Green Dragon, Brook, then the roads pass Longcross, Fritham and Ocknell Plain. [...]

Golden Pheasant, Brownsea Island

Brownsea is such a superb spot to bird. For a start: no fucking dogs. [...]

Portland Bill & RSPB Radipole

Guillemot, razorbill, kittiwake, fulmar and gannet at the Bill, which also held rock pipits galore and a couple of wheatears. [...]

1999: Spotted Flycatchers at Badbury Rings

The views were expansive and the approach, between an avenue of trees, most relaxing. [...]