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Wanstead Birder · 12h ago

Top patch moments

Between lulls in Redstart activity last weekend my fellow patch-workers and I got to talking about our best moments on the patch. What was interesting was the almost total agreement between ...
Wanstead Birder · 4d ago

The inevitable

Wouldn't it be nice to wander round unencumbered by a camera I said to myself this morning. Wouldn't it be lovely to have no excess weight to lug around. Just me and my bins, back to basics....
Wanstead Birder · 6d ago

Velociraptor trousers

It will perhaps surprise you to know that at work I am known as a fashionista. Whether this is because I once went to Milan, or because I frequently have something to say about what my tea...
Wanstead Birder · 1W ago

Foxy moves

It felt good on the patch this morning, with three Whinchats, a Tree Pipit, several Yellow Wagtails, a Swallow and a Garden Warbler. Plenty of Warbler activity in the bushes with double figu...
Wanstead Birder · 2W ago

Eclipse

I was lucky enough to be in America for the Solar Eclipse last month. We were on a family holiday in California and on the day in question were in Yosemite. I had planned ahead and bought ...
Wanstead Birder · 2W ago

A spring weekend at Lake Kerkini

So this write-up has taken a little while to get around to, describing as it does a trip I made in late April. I have no defence really, I have just pushed this from one to-do list to the ne...
Wanstead Birder · 2W ago

All a bit Dude

"Dude"There’s a loaded word for you. In the birding world a “dude” is someone who rocks up sporting brand new Swarovskis and a funny hat, and proceeds to misidentify Canada Geese and Wood Pi...
Wanstead Birder · 1M ago

List advancement

I have chosen my title with care, as although my list has indeed increased, I don't believe it truly counts as twitching - I will elaborate shortly. I have been Scotland for the past week, t...
Wanstead Birder · 1M ago

Family twitching

This Saturday was the mass exodus at the start of the summer holidays. Famille L joined in, driving up to Fife to dump the kids with my parents. I couldn't help noticing that East Leake, cur...
Wanstead Birder · 2M ago

A dip into my twitching past

It is time to dip into the past, mainly as there is nothing happening in the present. I have never really been one for reliving past glories, but I suppose there must come a time. Also eve...