Starting the New Year

The New Year was spent in England with birding definitely not on the menu – I was on holiday. Back in Norway I started my 2017 birding with a much needed walking and public transport tour of Oslo yesterday where highlights were the Shag (which hadn’t been reported since 14 Nov although I don’t think […]

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My local Patch – Germany

Species photographed on my local patch in Germany included: Red Kite, Black Kite, Black-necked Grebe, Greylag Geese, Long-tailed Tits nest building, two Long-tailed Tits completing their new nest, Coal Tit, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon and Goshawk.           Black-necked Grebes      

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POLL: Should geese who ravage crops be culled?

MORE than 700 greylag geese are to be shot in the Outer Hebrides and turned into burgers in a bid to stop the birds ravaging crofters’ crops. The three-year pilot project to manage the goose population of Lewis and Harris – approved by Scottish Natural Heritage – is activated today. The trial aims to reduce […]

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Greylag geese, in for winter…

Anser anser –  About 200 Greylag geese arrived on the site at Mazères in the south of France in a frantic commotion! They settled far, out of reach for our lenses, but in the middle of morning small groups formed to graze on the banks. One of those came towards us and settled to feed […]

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Birding Tour of Brandenburg Germany

What can I say about the delights of such a rich area. The sights and sounds of this part of Germany are truly amazing at this time of the year with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of geese and cranes. Leaving the wildlife aside for a moment I was reminded how lovely the autumnal […]

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