Monthly Archives: January 2013

Siberian Chiffchaff find

at Poole, Dorset Very nice time on tour the last couple of days. Excellent meeting with c100 people and plenty old and new friends at Bedfordshire Bird Club. Early a.m. got us adult male Ferruginous Duck and Black-necked Grebe at Priory, Beds., then east to Oxford … Continue reading

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Answers and Winners: 4 Mystery Photos

from ‘Pushing the Boundaries Tour’ Reminder: First UK-based person to get all 4 correct (and I have last say on answers ; ) Sorry the main prize part has to be UK-based as it has to be collected in person, preferably … Continue reading

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Breaking Tour News

Pushing the Boundaries Tour You are invited to attend any of the events below.  5 night left! N.B. **NEW DATES** in Lincoln and Leicester. Hope you can make it. Dorset – Wednesday 30th January 2013 – more info here Kent – Thursday 31st January 2013 – more info here … Continue reading

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One Day, 111 Species.

NW Norfolk  Saturday (26th Jan) we had and excellent day in Norfolk. Tormod and I were joined by Chris Hind and Tristan Reid from Cumbria, Nick Moran from Thetford and Yoav Perlman…from Israel. Our plan in icy, remnant snowy weather … Continue reading

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Blackcaps in the Garden

Now is the Time. Apples are the Food. First: Have a look at the latest Tour Report Every year in January a Blackcap appears in the garden. For the last 2 days there have been 2, a male and a female. A little bonus … Continue reading

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1st winter Caspian Gull (new)

7th in the area Yesterday (23rd Jan 2013) Tormod and I jammed a first winter Caspian Gull, on factory roofs by R. Don at Neepsend. This was a new bird for him so special moment. It was also the 7th record in this … Continue reading

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Black-throated Diver

Pushing the Boundaries Tour Days one-two Had a blast with the Bangor Bird Group, animated discussion with the ‘We Bird North wales’ guys via the hospitably of Ian and Margaret Wright on Monday, followed by drinking wine until too late with Alan Davis and … Continue reading

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Join Us: The Next Two Weeks

Map of Tour and Words of Tormod Stories from Varanger – a nature destination in the making For the next two weeks Martin Garner / Birding Frontiers and I, Tormod / Biotope, will tour a series of bird clubs in … Continue reading

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4 Mystery Photos

from ‘Pushing the Boundaries Tour’ by Martin Some taster photos from my talk. Plenty of stuff coming up on the Pushing the Boundaries Tour: on amazing migration, wows and wonders from the year, new stuff on bird sounds, new ID stuff,  and the great … Continue reading

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