Category Archives: Top Team Moments

Birding essentials: the Muckboot

I’ve never written anything about wellies before. Ever. A welly is a welly is a welly, right? That’s what I thought for most of my birding life. For two or three years in the late 80s and early 90s, I … Continue reading

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Jochen Dierschke – Top Team Moments 2012

My bird of the year was undoubtedly the Eastern Crowned Warbler in my garden, although a bit beaten by the Pale-legged Leaf Warbler in Britain a few days later. Such birds occurring in a garden (although on Helgoland every square … Continue reading

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Yoav Perlman – Top Team Moments 2012

My best bird of the year was this cracking Basalt Wheatear (in fact I was with you Martin when taking this image). For me this beauty combines everything necessary to make a bird mythical – rarity, enigma, character – it has … Continue reading

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Dani López-Velasco – Top Team Moments 2012

“Choosing my best bird of 2012 is somewhat difficult, as I´ve been quite lucky this year in terms of seeing both high-quality species and good self-founds. If I had to choose one, I think the bird that I felt most … Continue reading

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Sam Jones – Top Team Moments 2012

2012 has been a busy year; the expedition and research trail has led me to four continents, some wonderful countries, natural history and adventures. Finding a new first national record of dragonfly for Honduras, watching the sea literally boil with … Continue reading

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Chris Gibbins – Top Team Moments 2012

Mine would be the anticipation of not knowing whether, on our summer trip to Azerbaijan,  we would be allowed access to the main landfill site in Baku. We wanted to study the Caspian Gulls that we assumed must feed there.  Not … Continue reading

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Andrea Corso – Top Team Moments 2012

photo by Luca Scamporlino Well, very hard ! I think was the 1st ever alive Bar-tailed Desert Lark (2nd for Italy, the first being shot in ’70 in the very same spot ) which I found nearby my home in Siracusa, … Continue reading

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Tristan Reid – Top Team Moments 2012

Wow, what an amazing year. Before I talk about my birding highlight of 2012 I have to say how fantastic it has been to meet such great people over the past twelve months. I have found peoples friendship and amazing … Continue reading

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Tony Davison – Top Team Moments 2012

In early June this year I wandered of to the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria on a Butterfly Trip with three other companions. My aim was to see an Apollo, one of the most spectacular species of Butterfly in Europe and … Continue reading

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