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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…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.146

By Malcolm Fincham The second half of my September diary included a couple of trips to Farlington Marshes near Portsmouth. These visits allowed me comparisons of ‘latest’ sightings there, as…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.145

By Malcolm Fincham Autumn had come early to Surrey, at least, that’s how it was feeling to me. A steady flow of birds were now passing through on migration. From Wood…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.144

By Malcolm Fincham Although having accepted that I had run out of new species of butterflies to view in the Surrey area this year, a visit to Denbies Hillside, near…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.143

By Malcolm Fincham Forty-five not out! Playing a ”straight bat”, yet not expecting to add any more to the total of my year list of butterflies. On August 8 at…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.142

By Malcolm Fincham As July came to a close, blackbirds fell silent of their fluty song for another year. I continued my pledge to achieve my highest number of species…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.141

By Malcolm Fincham An unsettled spell of weather set the theme for the last weeks of July. And with slightly below average temperatures too giving, at times, an autumnal feel…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.140

By Malcolm Fincham During the first weeks of July I spent most of my time in Guildford and its surrounding villages. The furthest I strayed was Chiddingfold, visiting Botany Bay…

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