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Birdwatcher’s Diary No.155

By Malcolm Fincham Was the blood super moon that lit the night sky as it rose over the Surrey Hills an omen for a change in the weather? Winter may…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.154

By Malcolm Fincham Having had two weeks of mostly overcast and dull, grey weather in the southern regions of the UK, it was inspiring for me, at last, to see…

Dapper Little Duck Enjoys Time Out From Captivity

A dapper little duck that the Dragon’s birdwatching correspondent Malcolm Fincham spotted near Guildford made him realise it must have escaped from a nearby private collection. Due to his diligence…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.153

By Malcolm Fincham The first two weeks of 2018 was certainly a challenge for me and my wildlife spotting, to say the least! Weather conditions were far from good. A…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.152

By Malcolm Fincham As the days led up to Christmas the weather turned mild throughout the southern regions of the UK. Unfortunate for my liking, in the countryside around Surrey,…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.151

By Malcolm Fincham Moving into December I found myself with some free time from my daily work.¬†And like a bird released from its cage, I was “out there” once again,…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.150

By Malcolm Fincham As winter’s shadowy fingers began to caress the Surrey hillsides, brushing more leaves from its ‘broad leaves’, our overwintering birds began to struggle to escape my camera…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.149

By Malcolm Fincham As October came to a close, it was time and tradition to set our clocks back an hour once again. “Why can’t we leave those clocks alone…

Birdwatcher’s Dairy No.148

By Malcolm Fincham Getting back to my Surrey roots after a glorious week away in the Scillies, I grounded myself by returning tp Papercourt water meadows in Send. On my…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.147

By Malcolm Fincham Breaking free from the battleship-like chains that hold me so dear to Surrey, an opportunity came my way when most of our migrating birds had passed though…

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