If I'm working from home all day chained to my desk without going birding or undertaking a site visit then I take half an hour's break for exercise and go for a walk through my local woodland. I do this perhaps three times per week but never really blog about it because it is more of a 'power walk' for exercise, rather than a birding walk. In fact I don't carry my bins, but do take my notebook and record all the species I see and hear, and I've been doing this for a couple of years.
Within the woodland are two ponds and the only birds I ever see on them are Mallard and Moorhen and on one memorable occasion I had a Grey Heron. That was until this morning when I had a mega on the first pond in the form of a Coot!!! A first for the site! Not a rare bird at all of course, but it made my day!
Botanising in Scotland June 2017 Part 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy! - At the very beginning of June we were in Scotland for the *Chequered Skipper *at Glasdrum Wood but also on our agenda was to search for *Diapensia lappon...
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