Patch Gold!

March 27, 2013 - A real patch rarity turned up at the weekend, a pair of Golden Plover, and what's more they were on the deck - this is m...
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Larking about

March 22, 2013 - It's been a dire couple of weeks in this country - last weekend I didn't even get my camera out of its bag. I managed ab...
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Crimson-winged Finch

March 16, 2013 - No time like the present, I'm keen to finish up with Morocco and move back on to UK birds. The following images were als...
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Atlas Shorelark

March 16, 2013 - These birds are clearly different enough from the Shorelarks we see on the british coast to be worthy of a sub-species....
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Moussier's Redstart

March 15, 2013 - Possibly my favourite bird of the trip! I blew the whites a bit, and have had to bring them down, but it doesn't detract...
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Desert Wheatear

March 14, 2013 - My experience of Desert Wheatear up until now has been of vagrant birds in the UK. In Morocco I finally encountered them...
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Mourning Wheatear

March 13, 2013 - You can probably tell why I like Morocco. This species, the Maghreb Wheatear (treated by some as a distinct race of Mour...
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Hoopoe Lark

March 11, 2013 - Hoopoe Lark were one of the most engaging birds we found in the eastern deserts of Morocco. They're pretty big birds rea...
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Black Redstart at Rainham, and thoughts on the Canon 500mm Mk II

March 10, 2013 - I didn't really choose my day to go and see this bird! Dull, miserable, and above all freezing - not making for great ph...
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Spectacled Warbler

March 10, 2013 - One of our many roadside stops in Morocco was outside a town called Ouzarzate. Amongst the many birds there were a pair...
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White-crowned Black Wheatear

March 08, 2013 - The default Wheatear in Morocco is the White-crowned Black Wheatear, Oenanthe leucopyga, and they are literally everywhe...
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Desert Sparrow

March 06, 2013 - I've just returned from a five day trip to Morocco, with most time spent in the eastern side of the country - where the...
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