Recent trips to a couple of his favourite local birding sites have resulted in encounters Mike would rather do without
There was much speculation online about why a Bee-eater breeding effort in Nottingham had failed. Here, we attempt to get to the truth by speaking to those in the know…
Grumpy Old Birder
Bo reveals the pleasure he gets watching birds and wildlife enjoy an ‘all-you-can-eat buffet’ in his garden…
#My 200 Bird Year 2018
If you’ve enjoyed trying to complete our #My200BirdYear challenge in 2017, or if you’ve been watching with interest but biding your time, or if you’re a complete newcomer to Bird Watching magazine, then now’s the time to sign up for #My200BirdYear 2018 at birdwatching.co.uk/my200
Varied habitats and one of the UK’s top observatories
A walk to a multi-vallate hillfort with birds on the way
A relic of a once-great wetland
Lend A Helping Hand
Wildlife centres can often be the only venues for many to see birds close up. Here, one volunteer explains the important work they carry out.
Bringing Back The Tree Sparrow
The story of how one man helped establish a Tree Sparrow colony around his Suffolk home.
The Urban Birder Visits Ushuaia, Argentina
A wide variety of interesting birds can be seen in the world’s most southernmost city.
Mike Weedon's - Weedon's World
So begins another My200BirdYear, and what better way to kick things off than with a Big Day? At least, that’s what Mike thinks...
Resplendent birding await those who visit the Central American country of Costa Rica, as columnist Ruth Miller found to her delight
The Bone Cave
Prehistoric remains, along with some very much alive birds!
Waders, wildfowl and owls along the bird-rich Humber
A unique site with a superb record of rarities
Frampton On Severn
Plenty of varied habitat on offer at any time of year
The Yellowhammer is a delightful bird with a famous song – but falling population numbers make it increasingly difficult to find.
If you’ve ever been bamboozled by the nicknames fellow birdwatchers have given to birds, then read on so you too can identify a ‘Gropper’ or ‘Grotfinch’…
Weird & Wonderful Woodcock
They fly like bats, squeak like pigs, and behave like nothing else alive. But we may be about to lose them forever.
Dominic Couzens On Coal Tits
There are some surprising differences between the black-capped Coal Tit and its more colourful relatives.
In November, Mike found a colour-ringed Mediterranean Gull in Peterborough, and questions whether metal rings could be easier to read
Grumpy Old Birder
Local authority attitudes towards trees in our towns and cities need to change, says Bo Beolens
Winter Wildlife Spectacular
In the first of her monthly articles, Ruth Miller declares her love of watching geese on the move on the north Norfolk coast
A site of significant international conservation importance – and London’s biggest open space – is a wonderful habitat for some great birding
a delightful visitor
if it hasn’t already, the colourful siskin could soon be making an appearance in a garden near you
dominic couzens on fieldfare
it can be a case of ‘now you see them, now you don’t’ with regards to fieldfare at this time of year
the identification of a bird from an individual feather is the least developed area of applied ornithology, yet can offer birders some significant advantages
A spectacular expanse of sheltered water
A lovely small woodland, pool and castle on the edge of town
Ferry Meadows CP
A diverse range of bird-rich habitats in a bend of the Nene