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https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/10/1020-over-hill-31022.html New blog-post. Click the link above to read all about Monday's early morning visit to the top of Dundee Law to see what might be passing by, on migration...
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1019-down-burn-to-balmossie-25922.html Click on the link above to read all about Sunday's walk down the Dighty Burn to Balmossie and back home again, in search of migrants and Grey Plover...
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1018-hoping-for-grey-day-24922.html New blog-post. Click on the link above to read all about Saturday's return visit to Riverside Nature Park, Dundee in search of a Grey Plover found by Keith Edwards 2 days before - which would be a new bird for my Dundee 140 list.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1017-midweek-at-nature-park-21922.html Click on the link above to read my latest blog-post which covers last Wednesday's visit to Riverside Nature Park in Dundee in search of Autumn migrants....
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1016-two-mornings-20922.html Click on the link to read about Monday and Tuesday morning's birding exploits - a local wander and a spot of vis-migging.
I believe there is a Great Northern Diver in Groomsport bay Northern Ireland. It may be injured as it is flapping its wings but not getting airbourne.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1015-sunday-in-september-18922.html New blog-post. Click on the link to read all about last Sunday's visit to Riverside Nature Park in Dundee in search of Autumn migrants....
For the last few years, I am looking forward to autumn to do some WP rarity hunting. Every year now at the end of September/beginning of October, something goes terribly wrong: 2019 - I got pneumonia in Chile, recovered for a month 2020 - COVID restrictions + work assignment to Poland 2021 - my wife's deadline for a grant proposal 2022 - a conference I have already pledged to go to got moved to the worst possible date, then cancelled, but then health issues If someone is puppeteering all of this behind the scenes just to stop me from racking up a WP list, could you please stop? I'll delete some cat Cs to give you more headway, OK?
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1014-return-for-rosie-14922.html New blog-post. Wednesday the 14th of September's return visit to Balmossie to try to refind the previous Sunday's Rose Coloured Starling.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1013-all-over-place-12922.html New blog-post. Click the link to read all about last Monday's rather busy day out, starting early in the morning up Dundee Law for a spot of vis-migging, then out to Riverside Nature Park before heading home early in the afternoon, only to get the offer of a return trip to Balmossie in search of the previous day's Rosy Starling which had been seen again....
I really don't post blogs as often as I should. Maybe its because I'm a themes kind of blogger rather than a detailed trip report kind of guy. Don't get me wrong, I wish I could do the trip reports that Stonefaction does, but never find the time. Maybe the 'themes' approach suits my introspective nature a bit, I'm quite quiet and contemplative ("moody" is the word Mrs GreenSand uses...) Trip reports would probably be more useful in terms of building a database of knowledge. As old birders eventually die, their knowledge can be lost. How much would be benefit from birders' diaries being saved somewhere like old maps? Anyway, after my Fidra trip and 'better go to Cathkin Marsh' trip, I think I gave myself a bit of a shake. The...
Want to know more details about the Red-tailed tropicbird? The red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) is a seabird that mainly resides in the Indian and Pacific Oceans’ tropical regions. Therefore, this species is discoverable amongst the countries of Sri Lanka, Australia, Bangladesh, British Indian Ocean Territory, Canada, Chile, China, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mexico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Norfolk Island, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, South Africa, Taiwan, and China. The red-tailed tropicbird is a large windborne seabird with a slender body, a short neck, long and narrow wings, and two very-noticeable streamer lines of lengthy central tail feathers. Its beak and...
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1012-excellent-estuary-11922.html Click on the link to read all about last Sunday's very productive visit to Balmossie, where I hoped to catch up with a few birds missing from my Dundee 140 list. A very unexpected bird showed up too....
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1011-above-law-10922.html New blog-post. Last Saturday's relatively productive vis-migging session from atop Dundee Law.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1010-in-search-of-sanderling-7922.html Click on the link to read about a recent visit to Riverside Nature Park in the hope of catching up with a couple of Sanderling (species number 154 for the park list) found by Keith Edwards the previous day.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1009-after-autumn-rain-4922.html New blog-post. Click on the link to read all about a week past Sunday's 2-part search for downed migrants following some very promising looking overnight weather....
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1008-interesting-ness-3922.html Click on the link to read all about last Saturday's trip to Fife with my birding buddy, Ian, for a spot of migrant hunting and seawatching.....
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1007-ruff-around-edges-2922.html New blog-post. Click on the link to read all about Friday's return visit to Riverside Nature Park in search of Ruff - one of which I'd photographed without actually seeing it the previous day...
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1006-team-total-1922.html New blog-post. Click on the link to read about a very productive visit to Riverside Nature Park last Thursday. New additions to the park list as well as a welcome Dundee 140 tick for me too.
Read all about the efforts during August of a small band of dedicated and daft birders attempting to see a modest 220 species largely within their home county during 2022. Lots of pics included of such things as Turkestan Shrike, Yellow-legged Gulls and various seabirds. https://www.wingsearch2020.com/220-for-2022-august-update/
After two years confined to birding within the UK due to Covid restrictions, travel nightmares and work commitments Bob and I were keen to get our butts back on a plane seat and continue our exploration of the western palearctic and the bird species found within it. Now sane birders out there would have punted for a leisurely tour in Morocco, Israel or some other temperate country that has a species list as long as your arm. But we (in our infinite wisdom), decided that the Arctic Circle and heavy forestation were the right combination to kick off our post lockdown explorations! Were we mad? I will let you reach that conclusion after you hear about our latest western palearctic exploration. Full blog post can be found here: Scandinavian...
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1005-all-along-coast-again-31822.html Click on the link to read all about last Wednesday's trip down the Angus coast with Birdforum regular, Gander (Paul).
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/09/1004-from-black-to-rosy-27822.html Click on the link above to read all about last Saturday's trip along the Angus coast with birding buddy, Ian.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/08/1003-coastal-collection-24822.html Click on the link above to read all about last Wednesday's birding outing with my birding pal, Susan, along the Angus coast where there were 1000s of birds to search through, both onshore and offshore, in my latest blog-post.
https://stonefactionbirding2014.blogspot.com/2022/08/1002-in-need-of-my-meds-21822.html Click on the link above to read all about last Sunday's attempts to add a Mediterranean Gull to my Dundee 140 list.

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