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England Month List

Three weeks now have brought me a mere 94 species [...]

Desert Wheatear, Severn Beach

News of this came through more than a week ago. Being at work meant an agonising two days of hoping it wouldn’t fly on. [...]

Water Rail, Farlington Marshes

Here’s a Hampshire site I’ve visited since 1995 [...]

Golden Oriole, Pennington Marsh

I had high hopes as I drove down the lane from Lymington [...]

Ruth Gurowich, Winchester

November 18, 1962: “Ruth died, my friend.” Now I’ve found a record on FreeBMD. [...]

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. [...]

Portbury Wharf Ton

The very prosaic great crested grebe brought up my hundred for the local nature reserve. [...]

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. [...]

Marsh Harrier, RSPB Pulborough

At first it looked like a buzzard, scattering the wigeon, teal and pintail at this West Sussex reserve. [...]