Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bonxie variety + changing Puffins

Shetland week with Mrs G! by Martin This was one of the  first ever Birding Frontiers posts from 2 years ago. It was following a visit to Shetland with Mrs G and me celebrating 20 years of marriage . I am making plans to try and see South … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Discovery Day Events

Seabirds and Discovery Days  by Martin Booking Now! These One Day Events with me and Yorkshire Coast Nature, coming soon.  To book just click here Spurn Discovery Days Wednesday 29th August 2012 Wednesday 5th September 2012 Saturday 22nd September 2012 ‘Discovery Day’ is a catch all phrase … Continue reading

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One Night with Batman

Last night in Hungary One of the little extra wildlife treats was arranged by our guides. Bats! Unplanned a Common Noctule graced our teatime experience by flying and perching on one of the hotel walls. More ‘scope testing opportunities. Once it was fully dark we were able … Continue reading

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Cream Coloured Courser

on Lanzarote Quick post for any unaware. We have a Facebook Page which often features Bird of the Day (BOD) which doesn’t appear on this blog.  If you want to ‘like’ so you don’t miss out just click here . This is today’s BOD- number 41

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1st summer Caspian Gull

Not Easy Thanks to Steve Arlow, of ‘Birders Playground’ here is a 1st summer Caspian Gull  he photographed in Essex last weekend (21st July). He comments: “It was small and rather short legged so presumably a female but note the extremely long neck … Continue reading

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2nd Edition Memory Sticks

£10 including p and p The First Edition sold out last Autumn. Over the winter I did a second edition for speaking events which included 6 new articles not on version one. There are  25 of these left – plus few kept back for prizes ;). For Full List … Continue reading

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Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Adult North Norfolk Now is the time and North Norfolk, one of the best places to see continental Black-tailed Godwits. Last July I had excellent tutorial seeing an unringed adult and Nene washes ringed adult, both in North Norfolk. From this summer, Jonathan Farooqi writes: Dear Martin, Your … Continue reading

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Strange black-and-white wheatear in the Netherlands

On famous Dutch rarity island-Texel, Monday 21st of May 2012 by Nils Frits and Trudy Stoekenbroek find and photographed an odd but very interesting looking male wheatear. Back at home, five days after their find, Frits and Trudy tentatively identified their … Continue reading

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Swarovski ATX and Digiscoping

Red-footed Falcons, Rollers and Bee-eaters ‘Plains Birding’. Day 2 of our Hungary tour with Swarovski majored on the wonderfully bright and colourful. It was possible to stand in one spot and see all of the species featured below. The Red-footed Falcons were especially a … Continue reading

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