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Orkney, 1998

A ferry out of Aberdeen, the theory being to bag seabirds on the way over. [...]

Tenerife Raptors

Three species of raptor for Tenerife, with the osprey as a big bonus [...]

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. [...]

La Gomera, Canary Islands

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

July Slumbers

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

Wood Ducks, Stevens Creek

I wonder if they may even be attempting to breed [...]

Cirl Buntings, Prawle Point

A wind-blown male was delivering from the top of a bush and made my 294th British species [...]

East Coast Wind

Dunes south of the Bamburgh Castle afforded some protection, at the cost of the occasional mouthful of sand [...]

Bearded Tit, RSPB Minsmere

The bird isn’t a tit though. It’s near, but in a separate family – its own family moreover. [...]