The Marbled Duck is a problematic species whenever it appears in Britain, as they are a popular feature of private wildfowl collections. But every now and then an individual appears that seems to display the characteristics of a wild bird.
Nestled in the heart of South Warwickshire, Brandon Marsh is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and the temporary home of a small party of Bewicks (Tundra) Swans. Read on if you wish to find out if I was successful in finding them.
A relatively brief visit to the West Midlands Bird Club's excellent reserve at Ladywalk produced an unexpected but very welcome treat.
What started out as a routine Sunday morning walk ended up becoming one of my birding highlights of the year.
For just a few days this Autumn, myself and the family returned to the birding Mecca that is Norfolk, and as usual it did not disappoint.
A new season, a time for new opportunities and for the first time in 2019, the birders of the West Midlands came together to compete in the All Day Bird Race. Here’s how I got on.
Twice a year birders across the West Midlands region come together to try and spot the most amount of birds at a number of different sites. This is an account of the day and how I and my local patch fared.
Every spring, the white storks arrive in Serbia after a long migration from Africa. Empty nests which weathered the Serbian winter,slowly become occupied by these summer residents.
Grey or Red Phalaropes, as they are otherwise known, are, as I write turning up right across the UK after departing from their Arctic breeding grounds. When two such birds turned up in a sleepy corner of Warwickshire, the opportunity to see them was too good to pass up.
On the 2nd November 2018 a Great Grey Shrike was found in a small area of the wilds that are Cannock Chase. Ten days later, with a free Monday morning available I would go in search of the bird.