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England Month List

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

Red-flanked Bluetail, Wiltshire

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

RSPB Normanton Down

The neighbouring pig farm was good for jackdaws, rooks, crows and the odd raven [...]

We Don’t Need a Badger Cull

Why? Because farmers are unilaterally killing them anyway. [...]

Heard but Not Seen

Cissbury Ring, West Sussex held calling quail. I was on my visit to Steyning. [...]

Smew, Cotswold Water Park

BirdGuides was reporting a drake and a redhead on pits 29 and 30. [...]

Little Owl, Westwood Manor

NT Westwood Manor, Wiltshire

It was last day of the season for this Wiltshire National Trust house and the rain it had rained all morning but was slowly ‘clearing eastwards.’ Not that the rain should have mattered because a house is indoors, right?

Right. Except I also wanted to see more…

1999: Ravens, Cotswold Water Park

Riding thermals, big and the tips of their wings fingered. But where was the dihedral? [...]

1999: Marsh Tit, Fonthill Lake

South Wiltshire is a desert of agri-business. One even has to search out wild areas of Salisbury Plain. [...]