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2018 The Big Year – A brief summary of the first six months of the year.

A long-awaited installment from Ken’s big year… My year started with me birding mostly in the Midlands, seeing many species that are nowadays difficult to find in my home county of Anglesey such as, grey partridge, green woodpecker, willow tit, marsh tit and tree sparrow. I had a short break in Norfolk with Pete James […]

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Ken does Islay!

On the 15th February I am heading back to the East Midlands and join Pete James to visit Holme Pierrepont to see the spotted sandpiper, a vagrant from North America which probably arrived last autumn but was only identified last month when Neil Glenn made a visit here. The bird showed well for us on […]

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Ken breezes through the start of February with more good birds on his patch

A strong north westerly wind is blowing as we move into February and waves are crashing over the top of the breakwater in Holyhead. Plenty of birds are sheltering in the safety of the harbour, great northern diver, red-throated diver, great crested grebe, red-breasted merganser, guillemot, razorbill and at least 8 black guillemots which are […]

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Kicking off the year with Ken

I have been birding for close on 50 years now and with my 70th birthday coming up this year, I decided that I would take time off from everything and spend a whole year on a Grand Birding Tour of Britain. Over the years I have travelled from Lands End to John O’Groats in search […]

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