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White-winged Tern, Chew

Another Friday evening dash from work to Chew Valley Lake to catch a bird [...]

La Gomera, Canary Islands

Don’t be fooled by how cheap the crossing from Los Cristianos appears to be [...]

21st-Century Somerset

An opportunity to travel straight from work at Yatton to Chew Valley [...]

The Wind in the Willows

A jolly good yarn for the non-mollycoddled and a chance to enjoy the adventures of a water vole [...]

RSPB Dungeness, Kent

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

2008: Goodbye, Perth (Western Australia)

A little further on from Subiaco is Bold Park and the western headquarters of Birds Australia. [...]

Baby Blackbird

Mum and Dad have been in attendance and the very jail-like attributes of our yard do serve to keep predators out. [...]

Grasshopper Warbler, Portbury Wharf

Today’s bird was more strident than I’d expected. A whopper of a grasshopper would be needed for that volume. [...]

Somerset Birds in January

New for me in Somerset was an obliging ring-billed gull near Woodford Lodge at Chew Valley Lake. [...]