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Wryneck, New Passage

Oodles of interest in its stripes, vermiculations, patterns and speckles […]

Red-flanked Bluetail, Wiltshire

A three-star vagrant that should be no closer than south-east Asia […]

Iberian Green Woodpecker

The IOU world list split Iberian green woodpecker into its own species, Picus sharpei […]

Las Lajas, Tenerife

This is renowned for the endemic blue chaffinch (Fringilla teydea) […]

Italian Sparrow, Venice

Ten years ago in the southern Venetian Lagoon my 790th world species was Italian sparrow […]

Morcombe & Linnaeus

At the Botanic Gardens in Perth, Michael Morcombe’s Australian field guide came into my life […]

Bearded Tit, RSPB Minsmere

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

2008: Goodbye, Perth (Western Australia)

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

IOC Turns to IOU

The IOC has done the ultimate by renaming itself to the International Ornithological Union. […]