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  1. stuart winter

    That spring moment....

    What is your quintessential sign of spring? For me, living just north of London, it's the sight of a Northern Wheatear's white rump flashing across a green sward of downland grass. No wonder the early Saxons called them "white a**** ", which was later corrupted to wheatear. I am sure our...
  2. stuart winter

    The Most Influential Figures in Birding...

    You may have all seen the lists drawn up in Hollywood on the most influential figures in Tinsel Town and the names it throws up: Speilberg, Cruise, Clooney etc. I am compiling a list for a future bird magazine article on the most influential figures in birding. There are no laid down criteria...
  3. stuart winter

    Azores

    Does anyone fancy sharing expenses on a trip to the Azores this autumn to look for Nearctic rarities? I am planning a visit between late September and late October which should tie in nicely with American passerine vagrancy. To whet the appetite, I would point to a recent article in Birding...
  4. stuart winter

    Great Birding Experiences

    I am compiling a list of great birding spectaculars that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. You can guess the sort of thing: Steller's Sea-eagles on Hokkaido; looking for Ivory-billed Woodpecker in Arkansas; visiting a penguin rookery etc. I would love to read other forum...
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