Monthly Archives: September 2015

60 North Autumn 2015

Time’s a funny thing – it seems like only yesterday that I was thrilled to discover I’d got the front cover of the summer issue of ’60 North’ magazine with a macro photo of a Lesser Twayblade. Yet here we … Continue reading

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Of a Blackcap, a cowrie, and some porpoises

After last weekend’s high excitement, this weekend’s been a more low-key affair. I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a piece of natural history writing that’s been a few months in the making; and haven’t really had much time for heading out birding. … Continue reading

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Rare Bird Alert

I’ve been writing occasional weekly Rarity Round-Ups for Rare Bird Alert for a couple of years now. They vary hugely from week to week depending on the time of year and what the wind has been doing in the preceding … Continue reading

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Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Occasionally something very magical happens here in Shetland – one stumbles across something totally unexpected, something that sweeps you off your feet. The moment your paths cross, you know this is an extraordinary encounter. It happened earlier this morning whilst … Continue reading

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French letters

That’s me back in Shetland from a week in France – a week primarily intended as a chance to recharge the batteries after a (non wildlife-related) stressful past few months, but with a significant element of work thrown in for … Continue reading

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