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October itinerary: Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland

The volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula is the prime autumn birding site in south-west Iceland, and is an extensive low-lying area of rocky coastline, sandy beaches and coastal pools. In the right weather conditions, it is one of the best places in Iceland

October itinerary: Stronsay, Orkney

Stronsay has been known as a migrant magnet to birders for decades, and is still mostly underwatched despite being relatively accessible for a small Orkney island. Stronsay is a vintage vagrant trap which has produced many rarities with few

October itinerary: Aberlady Bay

Aberlady Bay in East Lothian is situated on the south side of the outer Firth of Forth, about 12 miles east of Edinburgh. The Peffer Burn, a small stream, flows into this compact estuary, which is flanked by saltmarsh, dunes and grassland. Gullane

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New UK iPhone listing App

A new listing App for the iPhone has recently been released on the App Store, called BirdListsUK. There are many Apps available on the market but we believe this one provides advanced logic not

RE: Marsh Tit?

Hi Mike, Thanks - Now I feel silly! Hadn't realised females had such strong colour markings, but should have realised it was a finch!! Thanks again

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This shot was taken from aboard Royal Caribbeans cruise ship Adventure of the Seas during…

Posted by Darren on 20 Nov 2014

Grindale 19th November Sony A100 and Sigma 150-500mm lens

Posted by ron on 20 Nov 2014

This shot was taken from aboard Royal Caribbeans cruise ship Adventure of the Seas…

Posted by Darren on 20 Nov 2014

Latest News


Best year yet for Cirl Bunting

Posted: 21 Nov 2014
The Cirl Bunting Reintroduction Project in Cornwall is celebrating its best year to date, with more than 100 fledglings raised this summer.

Saving swans from power line collisions

Posted: 20 Nov 2014
Hundreds of special diverters have saved migrating swans and geese from colliding with overhead power lines in Martin Mere WWT, Lancashire.

Work continues to find source of new poultry flu outbreak

Posted: 19 Nov 2014
With a case of poultry flu confirmed at an East Yorkshire duck farm, following outbreaks in Germany and The Netherlands, work continues to locate its source.


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