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Ive lived in Lanarkshire all of my 40 years, and in that time I have seen my local area change beyond all recognition, and definitely not for the better. From the appearance of massive identikit housing estates where rolling fields once rang to the song of yellowhammers, the inexorable process of urbanisation goes on as the local authorities undertake a concerted effort to eradicate every sign of nature- or so it seems. The nature- filled halcyon days of my childhood are a swiftly receding memory, replaced by the creeping horror of what is replacing them. Its important, I think, to highlight what we, as nature lovers in general and bird lovers in particular, still have, for the moment at least.
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The fragility of a Birding Mojo

Posted Monday 17th March 2014 at 23:15 by Green Sandpiper
I've mentioned before my hope that this would be a 'good year' not necessarily a 'big year' as too much else in life impacts on my birding, but a year of quality birding, new places, new species, immersing myself in birds and nature. Its funny though how the birding gods conspire to keep your feet on the ground- for every ying of a great day out, there's the yang of a blown weekend. Take a couple of recent weekends.

The first of my big days out (where I had been promised the car...
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Themes

Posted Monday 3rd February 2014 at 19:12 by Green Sandpiper
My birding years seem to have an over-riding theme, a perception of a pattern, or even just a continuing feeling of something. Last year, the first three months saw me ticking oystercatchers everywhere- I literally couldn't avoid them. I thought then that that either be my overiding memories, or else just the undercurrent.

This year, the theme of the year (so far) has been birding in twilight. No matter the time of day, its been dull, cloudy, with terrible light. Frustrating at...
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The Start of Something Good

Posted Thursday 16th January 2014 at 21:43 by Green Sandpiper
As birders, the term 'Big Year' has a particular meaning, but I've always wondered whether any of us set out in January not to have a 'big year' but a 'good year?' To identify what it is they want from their birding, and to set out to achieve it.

For listers, it may be to accumulate ticks at a prodigious rate, fly about the country for a fleeting glimpse of a rarity. For patch workers, it may be for something of good quality to turn up and put their place on the map.
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2014- New Year, Same Ambitions

Posted Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 03:42 by Green Sandpiper
so, here we are, 2014, the start of a new birding year (if years are your thing) and for Green Sandpiper a chance to take stock of what I achieved last year and what I'm aiming for now.

I remember this time last year, setting myself a target of goign to new places, being a bit more adventurous (at least, more willing to travel beyond lanarkshire) and expanding my frustratingy modest lifelist.

A quiet start to the year lifer- wise, and an even quieter start in terms...
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2014- New Year, Same Ambitions

Posted Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 03:42 by Green Sandpiper
so, here we are, 2014, the start of a new birding year (if years are your thing) and for Green Sandpiper a chance to take stock of what I achieved last year and what I'm aiming for now.

I remember this time last year, setting myself a target of goign to new places, being a bit more adventurous (at least, more willing to travel beyond lanarkshire) and expanding my frustratingy modest lifelist.

A quiet start to the year lifer- wise, and an even quieter start in terms...
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