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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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Why I do what I do.

Having now gone head-first into nature guiding, there’s a bit of me that cringes when I tell people what I do. As a youngster, I imagined that by now I’d live in Africa protecting lions, as a teenager I thought I’d be a researcher into marine biology and until very recently I thought I’d work […]

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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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Waxwing Weekend

Ken and I ventured ‘off-island’ on Saturday. We heard tell of a beautiful Desert Wheatear over Llandudno way, flocks of Waxwings and now a Green-Winged Teal! Before we’d even left the house we’s already ‘dipped’ on the Wheatear, Alan (from the Biggest Twitch) had informed it had not been seen and had most probably gone. […]

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Anglesey Marine Week 2012 Wythnos Morol Mon

From August 18th-25th, naturebites is pleased to present ‘Anglesey Marine Week/ Wythnos Morol Mon’; a week of events to enthuse you about Anglesey’s surrounding marine environment. Listed below is the current timetable of events, please scroll right down as events are taking place every day and I don’t want you to miss out! Saturday 18th […]

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Seasonal changes.

Well it’s been all change this week as I left behind me the delightful cottage at South Stack where I’ve spent the past year falling in love with each season. In my wisdom I decided to forego another season at South Stack, not because I didn’t love the place, but because I wanted to branch […]

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Birthday Treats

Yesterday was my birthday and I felt that the bird world handed me a few presents. Travelling back up the A55 after a night out in Bangor around 3:30am, I did my best impression of my 14 month-old nephew Jack by pointing silently at a Barn Owl as it flew across the road in front […]

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My birdrace :)

Well it may seem like a long time ago now, but I thought I should finally get around to telling you about my team’s birdrace. I loved it! Firstly, I got to spend the weekend with my Dad which is always good and secondly, we saw far more bird species than I had ever imagined! […]

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Nature and Bites

You may by now realise that I enjoy my food rather a lot and of course I love my birds, so to be taken to a cafe for breakfast surrounded by birds was a great addition to last weekend! At first I was just struck by the lovely location, nestled in the beginnings of the […]

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A weekend of glorious weather! (Shame this one is pretty much opposite!)

This time last week my Dad and his girlfriend arrived for a weekend visit. With a relaxed start to Saturday morning with bacon and egg butties for my Dad and Elaine and crumpets (my absolute favourite!) for me, we joined Ken and Cal (the South Stack volunteer) for a day out. As mentioned in a […]

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