The Fresh North Meets The Sexy South

The Mancunian Birder In The London Area

For my 30 Days Wild this year I have chosen to grace the South of England with my presence

I look forward to re-acquainting myself with the London birding scene

My most recent trips to the south have produced some magic moments – Short-toed Snake Eagle in Ashdown Forest, Buff-bellied Pipit, Black-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck and Green Sandpiper on QM Reservoir, North American Wood Ducks on Bookham Common, Red-flanked Bluetail in the Shire Valley, Great Bustards & Stone Curlew on Salisbury Plain, Hooded Merganser at Radipole Lake, Bee-eater on Portland, Cranes & Red-necked Phalarope on Slimbridge, Bearded Tits at Hyde Park, Bittern & Smew at London Wetlands Centre, Purple Sandpiper at Clacton, Arctic Skua & Spotted Flycatcher on The Naze, Hen Harrier at Colne Point & Mediterranean Gulls on Holland Haven, whilst back in the day I have had some big days such as the American Coot in Kent, Mongolian Sand Plover in Hampshire, Olive-backed Pipit in Essex & White-headed Duck & Greater Flamingo at Abberton Reservoir

David Attenborough has just opened the Woodberry Wetlands Nature Reserve, a Little Bittern has arrived at the London Wetlands Centre, Minsmere is the BBC Springwatch site again this year & the Spring vagrant list is already phenomenal, so it’s all set up for a fabulous trip

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