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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.
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    Owen's lifetime of wildlife in a year.

    July 21st. Spent a morning doing pollinator counts and then helping out with a butterfly transect with the Porthkerry Wildlife group. The highlights were probably a very fresh (second brood?) Holly Blue and some amazing wasp spiders but the addition to the list is essex skipper. 64 Essex...
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    Martin's 2022 Bird List (Chevy Chase, MD, USA)

    that would be a great day's birding even to those of us from northern europe, well done on the eagles, what were the lifers?
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    Butterflies of Armenia, June-July 2022

    That Rockbrown photo really gets across just how packed with butterflies it was, great write up
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    Regal Fritillaries at Ft Indiantown Gap

    Thank you. So rare but it sounds like it’s in good hands
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    Hardcore Madeira Madness - 15 - 20 June 2022

    really enjoyed the write up. I made the same mistake with blue emperors on Tenerife. Like you said Obvious when you think about it but easy mistake to make
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    Regal Fritillaries at Ft Indiantown Gap

    Wow. Don’t know anything about American butterflies but that one is a stunner
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    First UK Beaver kit for 400 years

    I’m not against the fenced reintroductions I just don’t get why they are seen as groundbreaking when there are two (or more, no idea) unfenced populations that have been producing kits already. I’ve only seen the Devon ones but the locals there seem really pro them. It’s a fairly touristy...
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    First UK Beaver kit for 400 years

    Haven’t they had quite a few in Devon
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    Small mountain ringlet

    Was that by the cairns on the side of the path? Had several dozen there ten days or so ago
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    Best Spots Around Snowdonia

    The relative scarcity of dipper in wales and elsewhere always surprises me. Was a regular evening walk bird wherever I lived in the valleys
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    Small or Essex Skippper

    Thanks guys
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    Small or Essex Skippper

    Taken at Fermyn Wood yesterday. I'm getting messed up on the antennae
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