Monthly Archives: March 2011

(A-Z) Chaffinch

Although I came out looking for brambling, I thought my best bet was to find some amidst a flock of chaffinch, so I was also looking out for them!  I heard a fair few in the woods around Carsington Water, … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Carrion Crown

I am not sure I have ever been anywhere and not seen a carrion crow, maybe that is an overstatement? Although I don’t often get them in the garden, there are always some turning in the air above and around, … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Bullfinch

This is, without a doubt, my favourite bird!  He, or she, but especially he, is just so stunning.  They are also somewhat elusive which makes them all the more appealing. Until less than a year ago, 1st April to be … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Still No Bramblings

I have had more attempts to find a brambling. Yesterday I went to Nutwood Nature Reserve near Darley Abbey, Derby.  The DOS had reported some in this reserve so I thought I would go for a look.  It is a great place, … Continue reading

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No Bramblings

As I said in my gull entry, today I went Brambling hunting. It is my day off, the sun was shining and I need to catch these little birds before they migrate. looking on the DOS website, the Bird News reported … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Blue Tit

It would have been very frustrating to see a Brambling before a Blue Tit, but I was confident that there were plenty of the latter!  True to form, as I stepped from the car, the familiar call rang out from … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Black-headed Gull

I have been looking ahead in the challenge and realised that after this, there is Blue Tit then Brambling, which will be tough as they are settingoff back to Scandinavia!  So I planned a day trip.  I have been keeping … Continue reading

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