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Weedon's World

Recent trips to a couple of his favourite local birding sites have resulted in encounters Mike would rather do without

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Bird Watching
October 2017

Bee-Eater Breeding

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… 

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Bird Watching
October 2017

Grumpy Old Birder

Bo reveals the pleasure he gets watching birds and wildlife enjoy an ‘all-you-can-eat buffet’ in his garden…

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Bird Watching
October 2017

#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 

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Bird Watching
November 2017

HOLME

Varied habitats and one of the UK’s top observatories

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Bird Watching
March 2018

Backbury Hill

A walk to a multi-vallate hillfort with birds on the way

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Bird Watching
March 2018

Castlemartin Corse

A relic of a once-great wetland 

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Bird Watching
March 2018

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.

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Bird Watching
March 2017

Bringing Back The Tree Sparrow

The story of how one man helped establish a Tree Sparrow colony around his Suffolk home.

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Bird Watching
March 2017

The Urban Birder Visits Ushuaia, Argentina

A wide variety of interesting birds can be seen in the world’s most southernmost city.

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Bird Watching
March 2017

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...

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Eu-rica!

Resplendent birding await those who visit the Central American country of Costa Rica, as columnist Ruth Miller found to her delight

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Bird Watching
February 2018

The Bone Cave

Prehistoric remains, along with some very much alive birds!

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Welwick YWT

Waders, wildfowl and owls along the bird-rich Humber

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Blakeney Point

A unique site with a superb record of rarities

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Frampton On Severn

Plenty of varied habitat on offer at any time of year

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Hammer Time

The Yellowhammer is a delightful bird with a famous song – but falling population numbers make it increasingly difficult to find.

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Bird Watching
April 2017

Jargon Buster

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’…

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Bird Watching
April 2017

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.

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Bird Watching
April 2017

Dominic Couzens On Coal Tits

There are some surprising differences between the black-capped Coal Tit and its more colourful relatives.

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Bird Watching
April 2017

Weedon's World

In November, Mike found a colour-ringed Mediterranean Gull in Peterborough, and questions whether metal rings could be easier to read

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Bird Watching
January 2018

Grumpy Old Birder

Local authority attitudes towards trees in our towns and cities need to change, says Bo Beolens

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Bird Watching
January 2018

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

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Bird Watching
January 2018

Birding Oasis

A site of significant international conservation importance – and London’s biggest open space – is a wonderful habitat for some great birding

5 mins read
Bird Watching
January 2018

a delightful visitor

if it hasn’t already, the colourful siskin could soon be making an appearance in a garden near you

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bird watching
february 2017

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

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bird watching
february 2017

feather tips

the identification of a bird from an individual feather is the least developed area of applied ornithology, yet can offer birders some significant advantages

10+ mins read
bird watching
february 2017

Inland Sea

A spectacular expanse of sheltered water 

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Apley Wood

A lovely small woodland, pool and castle on the edge of town

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Bird Watching
February 2018

Ferry Meadows CP

A diverse range of bird-rich habitats in a bend of the Nene

1 min read
Bird Watching
February 2018

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