Tag Archives | Ken Croft

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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Battling with the weather and illness, Ken still clocks up the species!

A storm overnight on the 18th had trees and power lines down. It was a long hard drive back from Norfolk to Long Eaton as I was feeling very unwell. I dropped Pete off at home and made my way back to Birmingham. An early departure the next morning at 0620hrs to try and avoid […]

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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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Keep up with Naturebites!

We’ve gone a bit quiet on the blog front due to our many other commitments. You can follow our current antics on Facebook & Twitter. Ken on a tour in sunny Anglesey (with Roberta) and Kathy in a ‘walking fig’ in Costa Rica.    

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Full of birds!

Ken does a round-up of Naturebites’ short-walks in January… a fantastic reminder (to me) of what we are able to show off in such a small space of time!   “Parking on the roadside opposite The Oystercatcher resturant in the outskirts of Rhosneigr we were greeted by the sight of a majestic Peregrine patrolling over the […]

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A Magical Day on Anglesey.

A guest blog from Ken Croft (the other, more beardy, half of Naturebites!)… What a day I had on Monday!? I drove over to Malltraeth early in the morning, it was calm and sunny but very cold early on. I parked up at the bridge in Malltraeth, lots of Wigeon were in the channel below […]

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Anglesey Birds – Ken’s Review January 2013

I have asked Ken Croft, my friend and now guiding colleague, to write up his birding year so far. “My year started off in Birmingham, seeing the New Year in with my brother and his family. An early morning move saw me in Shrewsbury where I joined Pat and Enid for a New Year’s Day […]

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I have a confession…

I had decided to tell you on Tuesday when we had spent the morning searching round Holyhead for Ken’s flock of five Waxwing. I didn’t catch up with our Bohemian friends, but I did have great views of beautiful starlings as they shimmered and sang. Despite their decline, starlings are much maligned. People often tell me […]

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Anglesey Birds – An October Review

The irony of turning my hobby into gainful employment is that I am increasingly spending less time outdoors whilst I attend to the business side of things! To prove that one of us is still ‘out and about’ here is a guest blog from my friend, birder and now colleague Ken Croft… “The month began […]

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