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Recent content by Owene

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    How rich in wildlife was the UK countryside when you grew up?

    There’s obvious a lot of losses but it does also depend where you lived. Growing up in the 80s in the South Wales coal field I remember rivers often running orange and staining the stones. Now there are otters. Kingfishers and dippers. I see far more sparrowhawk herons and bullfinch there...
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    Best Birding Bridge Camera

    I’m very happy with the p950 and it really felt substantially less bulky than the 1000
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    KB57s 2022 year list

    Haven’t seen a hedgehog in about 6 or 7 years. Would be very happy to see one this year
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    Griswold’s Vacations 2022

    Well done. You did well on that trip, obviously the right idea as everything just seems that little bit too far from South Wales to do in a day
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    A fleeting visit to St Kilda

    Really cool write up. Seems like an amazing place
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    Owen's lifetime of wildlife in a year.

    August 6th. A morning trip to Gloucestershire Second dip of the Epney turtle dove followed by a quick visit to slimbridge. Very enjoyable on the summer walkway watching a female wheatear. Always one of my favourite birds. No whinchat for me though. Nice wood sandpiper from the zeiss hide...
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    Anglesey Wales

    They bred on Anglesey a few years back but haven’t heard of one this year
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    Barrow, Alaska - Birds of the Arctic Tundra

    Really good write up. Thanks
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    KB57s 2022 year list

    I agree. Its much harder work but ultimately far more important. They're both rare by us. There are a few pairs of Marsh on my local patch at cosmeston but I can't think of anywhere else nearby and only one place for willow in county where they sometimes come to seed in winter but are very hard...
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    Tenerife (Canary Islands) Birding Trip Report – July 2022

    Nice write up. I think that’s the spot I had Bolle’s (actually had both there). Well done on the subspecies I found some of them enjoyably different from home. I didn’t manage the shrike or berthelot’s pipit during my visit. (Although I’ve had them on lanzarote)
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    KB57s 2022 year list

    Nice. Not a bird I’ve seen for a few years
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    Scridifer's Bulgaria List

    Picking up the proper birds now Chris.
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    Owen's lifetime of wildlife in a year.

    July 23rd Last but one butterfly trip of the year, to Portland. Warm but very windy and very cloudy so not really ideal Got there a bit early for butterflies so paid a visit to ferrybridge. The little tern colony seems done for the year but I found 8 in amongst the gulls and waders by the...
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    Martin's 2022 Bird List (Chevy Chase, MD, USA)

    I’ve not got willow tit. grasshopper warbler or lesser whitethroat this year or last year. And marsh warbler would be a lifer for me.