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"Working" weekend

Posted Wednesday 21st August 2013 at 05:30 by dancho_hristov
This weekend I meant to work but I didn't. I wanted to just go somewhere and have a relaxed weekend in front of the computer. Well see the photos and guess if I did it :)

There was no internet, or at least no proper one. I meant to select the hotel on the basis of the internet connection and I thought I had but... no. The internet connection was total crap. I did do some work on one of the days but the next one was devoted to walking and photography which I miss a lot lately. Well,...
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Appreciate the unexpected

Posted Monday 19th August 2013 at 18:28 by Green Sandpiper
Went to Baron's Hugh last week, fully intending to tick a Green Sandpiper, hopefully to get a kingfisher. Determined that I wouldn't leave the reserve until i connected with my namesake. Managed it after 5 minutes, then with the pressure off, was able to relax and enjy my birding.

The reserve itself was being prepared for the migrant wader season, with the water level being lowered through a sluice. The famiy of mute swans had successfully reared 5 good- sized cygnets, a great...
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New Project: Hooded Plovers.

Posted Saturday 17th August 2013 at 22:44 by Rick and Elis
On Thursday evening we heard from BirdLife Australia that they were happy for us to raise some money on their behalf in support of the Hooded Plover project.
"Volunteers and communities along Australia's southern coastline are working with BirdLife Australia to save the Hooded Plover, one of Australia's most vulnerable bird species, that attempts to raise a family alongside thousands of beach-goers.
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Jane Austen & Charles Darwin

Posted Saturday 10th August 2013 at 02:06 by Seashore
How come Darwin has been tossed off the Ten Pound Note and replaced by Jane Austen? My thoughts on my blog at


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Holiday time in Cornwall

Posted Monday 5th August 2013 at 23:27 by Green Sandpiper
It was great to be away, but now that I've had a day at work and it seems like I've never been away at all, I've got the chance to report on the birding opportunities I had whilst away.

Firstly, the caveats. This was a family holiday, so any birding was of the accidental/ surreptitious variety. in saying that, its Cornwall, its the seaside, and its summer, so it was hardly a weekend shoe- shopping at Braehead.

Stayed at our usual caravan site, Tehidy Holiday Park,...
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