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Glossy Ibis, Weston STW

I found this bird; I wasn’t following someone else’s sighting. And it’s a rare species. [...]

England Month List

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

Water World

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

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. [...]

The Work/Bird Balance

I’m seeing common birds for the first time in 2013. That’s what full time work does for you. [...]

Water Pipit, Portishead

Two obvious wing bars were the first field mark to rouse suspicions [...]

Hoopoe for the British List

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

Tales Told by an Idiot

Science fiction, mystery and metaphysical short stories and sketches [...]

PS Waverley, Bristol Channel

Oil-fired paddle steamer and worth it for the smell and action. And warmth. [...]