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My First Blog For Nearly Three Years

Posted Sunday 17th February 2013 at 08:51 by Tiger_mz
Updated Sunday 17th February 2013 at 11:11 by Tiger_mz
Well here is my first blog for nearly three years. Once again we are waiting on the ospreys returning and it is more exciting that ever.

The early returners will be leaving Africa any day now.

All the countdown clocks are here
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Appreciating What You've Got

Posted Saturday 16th February 2013 at 22:57 by Green Sandpiper
Haven't done much birding recently, due to unforseen circumstances and sheer bad luck. Had a couple of days off work a week or so ago, and seized the chance to get out and about. Couldn't go far, but to be fair, I've kind of forgotten how much my local patch offers.

I've also been neglecting my duties as a volunteer for the BTO's winter thrush survey, so to salve my guilty conscience I decided to visit one of the 1km squares I had enthusiastically if naively volunteered to cover....
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Paradise Found (by Scholes & Laman)

Posted Sunday 10th February 2013 at 15:45 by Mitchelle
Back in the middle of December of 2012, while standing in a long line at a regional hypermarket chain store, I scanned the magazine rack and found only one option: National Geographic’s December 2012 issue. The featured cover story—The World’s Largest Trees—immediately grabbed my interest. The magazine opened right up to a foldout poster of a giant sequoia. I had to page back for the beginning of the article, and I started reading about this tree named The President. After a few pages, it was finally...
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Bittern at Rutland Water NR

Posted Tuesday 5th February 2013 at 13:01 by MrBitsy
I sat in the Shoveler hide at Lagoon 3 for over two hours on Thursday 31st January. Weather was cold and very windy, although there were sunny spells. Not one single other person entered the hide in that time!

How pleased was I when a Bittern took off from the reeds at far side of the lagoon and flew straight towards the hide! Had a great view in the Zeiss Conquest as the bird past 10ft to the right of the hide. It more or less hovered for about 20 seconds before dropping into...
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Purchased the Zeiss Conquest!

Posted Tuesday 5th February 2013 at 12:55 by MrBitsy
A week after trying the Zeiss Conquest at Titchwell Marsh, I went to the Lodge RSPB and purchased a pair! I have had them a week and I am very impressed!
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