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  1. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2022

    Planning on a week in Norfolk with the family for February half term. Just booked the ferry for North Uist at the end of May. Have chosen the Uig to Lochmaddy crossing this time. I’ve been told it’s less likely to be cancelled than the the Mallaig to Lochboisdale route. Hope this is the case...
  2. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s UK Birding List 2022

    Thanks to Ollie for setting this thread up again(y) So Jan 1st arrived and Max and I left the house at 06:00. Had thought about going to Slimbridge but with the recent rise in Covid cases I decided against it. Might have gone if I’d been on my own. I’ve put a (+) next to species that were not...
  3. ClarkWGriswold

    Top 5 of 2021

    A touch early but here goes. 1. Pink-footed Geese in North Norfolk - just the experience of hearing skeins flying overhead and in the fields. 2. Common Snipe - an early morning start at Balranald listening to them drumming away. 3. The garden on North Uist - had a very low male Hen Harrier...
  4. ClarkWGriswold

    Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness

    New series starting Monday 25th of October. 22:00 on More 4. Hamza Yassin taking celebs around Scotland.
  5. ClarkWGriswold

    Iolo’s Pembrokeshire

    I think it’s a new series. Starts Monday at 7:30 on BBC1 Wales.
  6. ClarkWGriswold

    Scotland: A Year in the Wild. Channel 5

    Starting tomorrow in the Uk at 19:30 I think.
  7. ClarkWGriswold

    The Birds of Wales

    Just ordered this. £20 off if ordered now.
  8. ClarkWGriswold


    New booking system in place for Skomer. Makes a lot more sense than having to get there early and hope you can get a place. https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/pembrokeshire-islands/items/?flow=554483&full-items=yes
  9. ClarkWGriswold


    Hi all. Just wanted to post a quick bit about my experience with Astroshop.eu. After reading Lee’s review, I got very interested in a pair of the Meostars. With a big Birthday coming up, I managed to scrape together some cash. (Gifts from family) Meopta is not easy to find in the UK at all...
  10. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2021

    Ok. So this could be a very short thread:eek: Mull was cancelled over New Year and Yellowstone was cancelled for April. We’ve got two weeks booked up in Scotland at the end of May so fingers crossed for that one. The plan is that me, my youngest, and the hound will head up to the Outer Hebs for...
  11. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s UK Birding List 2021

    Big thanks to Ollie for setting up this Forum. So at present all of Wales is in Tier 4. This means birding on foot from home. No trips to the FOD this year. But, having had a Christmas I’d rather forget, it was nice to get out and about. The hound and I wandered down the lane and along the...
  12. ClarkWGriswold

    Scotland - My Life in the Wild. C4. 12th December

    Will definitely be setting the recorder for this one. From the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
  13. ClarkWGriswold

    Kenfig NNR petition

    Came across this earlier. Started by one of our own members. Well Done Steve. I’m sure many of us have enjoyed visiting this outstanding nature reserve at some point. It’s certainly had a few rarities in its time. Please take the time to sign if you agree. I already have...
  14. ClarkWGriswold

    RFI - Winter Geese on Mull

    Hi all. Managed to get my OH to agree to a week on Mull over the New Year. I’ve read that Inch Kenneth can hold Geese; but are there any other locations I’m overlooking? Barnies are a species I’d really like to get a good/ goodish view of. We’ll be staying (hopefully) by Loch na Keal. I’ve been...
  15. ClarkWGriswold

    Sea Otter vs Orca

    https://twitter.com/gunsnrosesgirl3/status/1289120492826382337?s=21 Watched this earlier. A lucky escape or do you think he’s pulled this trick before?
  16. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Decided to focus this year on upping my pretty poor UK life list. Started the year on 286 and picked up Richards Pipit a couple of weeks ago to get to 287. Hoping to get to 300 by the end of next year - my 50th. With this in mind I’m heading up to Norfolk for 4 nights on Monday. Stopping off...
  17. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's UK Birding Year 2020

    2019 Total: 221 Primary aim for this year is to increase my paltry life list. This currently stands at 286, and I'm hoping to get to 300 by the end of next year when I'll be 50:eek!:. I'll also be fitting in loads of local walks with the hound and having a couple of UK breaks in dog friendly...
  18. ClarkWGriswold

    Top 5 of 2019

    I know it’s not over yet, and Nick has covered a lot of this, but what’s your top 5 of 2019? 2019 has thrown up some very decent birds. Arguably my #1 was nailed on very early in the year. As usual I’ve included birding experiences. So here goes: 1. Capercaillie - after a lifetime of trying...
  19. ClarkWGriswold

    The Peregrine: Radio 4. Read by David Attenborough

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07xn9lc Might have a listen but to this when I’m prepping Christmas dinner. :t:
  20. ClarkWGriswold

    Snow Cats and Me

    Sun 29th Dec, 20:00. BBC 1 and Mon 30th Dec, 21:00, BBC 1. Gordon Buchanan assisting releasing 4 Lynx back in to the wild in Russia.
  21. ClarkWGriswold

    Secret Scotland with Susan Calman.

    Fri 3rd Jan. 20:00. Channel 5
  22. ClarkWGriswold

    Wales: Land of the Wild

    On tonight at 20:00 on BBC Wales.
  23. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's UK Birding Year 2019

    I'm a bit late starting this as I've only just got back from Norfolk. The upside to that was that we had some quality birds. 2018 total - 208 All the first lot are from Norfolk (and 2 from Cambridgeshire) 1. Black headed Gull 2. Jackdaw 3. Rook 4. Carrion Crow 5. Black Throated Diver 6...
  24. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold's Vacations 2019

    Ok. A little bit premature with this thread as we arrived yesterday. But here we go. Took us about 5 hours to get to North Norfolk after we'd swapped cars. The taxi has a leaking clutch master? Cylinder so we took the bus instead. This was the longest trip the pup had taken and he was...
  25. ClarkWGriswold

    Top 5 of 2018

    What's your top 5 of 2018?...so far:smoke: I've been a bit more creative this time as others were last yearB (: 1. Well, there can only be one. Was planning on a trip to the wilds of Scotland during my 50th year for this one. But when one turned up in Pembs the taxi was fired up and down we...