A wave of alarming crimes against waterfowl, including swans, ducks, and geese, is making headlines across England and Wales. From 2020 to 2022, these violent incidents have risen by 59%, as per police data. Unfortunately, the reality might be even worse, as these reported crimes could merely be the ‘tip of the iceberg’. The attacks […]
Over one hundred ducks have been brutally “massacred” on an East Yorkshire river, with some left to die among the reeds. That is the claim of posters that were put up along West Beck near the northern end of the River Hull at Driffield, after a “mass slaughter” carried out “for fun”. One worried resident […]
Joyce and I stayed with friends for a week in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and although not at all a bird or photographic week I, as usual managed to get away once or twice or find something while out and about. ( or cunningly suggesting somewhere to go that I thought might be good for seeing some […]
It has been four months since I last published a blog. I have been out of action following further hip surgery. I am now bionic having had two new hips since July 2018!! I am making a good recovery and am now able to drive again. This has meant that at long last I have […]
No noticeable change in the bird life today although I did enjoy 3 Snow Buntings on one of the last snow decked fields in Maridalen but these could well have been around for a while. There was less wind today which I hoped would produce some raptor movement but I hoped in vain.
Just back from a week away in the Forest of Dean with my grandson with limited birding opportunities as the week was geared around ensuring he had a good time. I added a few year ticks with Ravens in the garden of our cottage and I twitched the Yellow-browed Warbler a couple of miles from […]
On a cold day, make that a very cold day with winds causing discomfort for a former Floridian, I made efforts to observe a reported Barrow’s Goldeneye near Tuxis Island in Connecticut to close my 2016 wildlife observations. I heard from wildlife blogger Hemant Kishan who told me that he has seen Barrow’s Goldeneye on […]