Get on the radio

This is short post as it is designed for you to listen to. So I made an appearance on BBC radio London taking about birds and this is...

Spring has started

So I am back in the motherland of North London, Coldfall Wood by Muswell Hill. Another accent wood, here to carry out a breeding bird...

Back from the Middle East

After four work trips into the desert I have returned back to the UK. It was always going to be an experience, from physically (the heat...

It's out! Birdwatching London

Afer an intensive winter visiting and re-visiting loads of sites around London, it is now out on the shelves. Birdwatching London. ...

Florida - American Royal Terns

I’ve just spent two weeks in Florida the last half of August, this included on week on the coast on Treasure Island! An amazing time and...

Juvenile Mediterranean Gulls

So Sunday morning I get up early and head down to Southend seafront for some gull action. I haven’t been out the field much so I am keen...

Two sites in the north of London

Ok so here are two sites I visited over the last few months in North London. These two are both great sites and one completely...

The Half Way Point or Song

So I am now at my half way point of my research into breeding birds and their territorial behaviour. The early start will start to get...

Two East London Sites

So I thought I’d visit two sites in East London to see what I can see on quick visit. Perhaps you can see more but at least it will give...

Research update

So I am four months into my research and the morning are getting earlier but it is great fun, even a little scary being out in the middle...

Spring voices

We may think that it is still winter but as our days get longer birds are springing into action (pardon the pun). Territorial birds are...

Research

So, a few years ago I was drinking with a group of birders, we used to always meet up on Christmas Eve in the Westend of London for drink...

Research

So, a few years ago I was drinking with a group of birders, we used to always meet up on Christmas Eve in the Westend of London for drink...

A chiffchaff

Today again I am at Thorpe Park. As I walk along beside the footpath I hear the very distinct call of TristIs Chiffchaff. Unlike the...

Winter listening

During the winter months it is a good time to start to learn bird song. What! I hear you say, well during the winter fewer birds are...

Bird migration in London

Birds are migrating all the time and autumn migration starts in June and continues through to November. There are two main peaks,...

Sterna Tern ID

Today on the Vis Mig email group there was some talk about Comic Tern ID. So I thought I’d post something on the subject, something which...