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Red Grouse, Crib Y Garth

Or Cat’s Back or, most prosaically of all, Black Hill. But in any case the easternmost spur of the Black Mountains. [...]

Portbury Wharf Ton

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

Top 10 British Birding Sites

Not the plain old best but, as a rabid lister, the locations to deliver the most varied bag of species. [...]

Apart from All the Drama

I did carry on to Exmoor: the Holnicote Estate; Porlock for my first Somerset dipper [...]

Car-Free Wader

With pale underparts and contrasting uppers this wader was not a curlew. [...]

Slimbridge Catches Up with Chew

Another big white waterbird put the Wetlands Centre on 105 species. [...]

Bramblings, Wyre Forest

Only my second Worcestershire sighting of this winter finch, at Lodge Hill Farm – a mile along the old railway track from Bewdley. [...]

Worcestershire Complete to 2002

In my Birdstack import it was a bit of a trial locating all the county sites I’d been to. [...]

Lapland Bunting, Malvern

North Hill, Malvern, Worcs

For only the third time in over a year, barring armchair ticks, my life list moves on, to 1069. This means the British list goes up too – 17 short of 300. When will I get there? 2015 at the present rate of progress, I should live so long. And the Worcestershire list hits 150.

Those are the milestones. What of the bird? more…