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Water World

All around were signs of the deluge and high winds [...]

Scaup, Portbury Wharf

I drifted round the transformer station and near the main pool before I considered the reported 1st-winter female scaup [...]

Hoopoe for the British List

About ten miles away from home a splendid specimen dropped into Sand Bay, North Somerset [...]

Alcohol-Free May

A burst of energy launching my C++ website and Let the Time Come taking on a life of its own. [...]

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. [...]

An Early Spring

My earliest singing blackcap on February 28; blackbirds yesterday; bees and red admirals in abundance. [...]

Greylag Geese, Portishead Marina

Greylags are uncommon in North Somerset – so much that Chew Valley is closest for them. [...]

Dog Chasing Swans

A dog pretty much does a circuit of a Portbury Wharf pond in pursuit. [...]

Portbury Wharf Ton

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