Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Why don't drivers take more care ?

This was one of my local Great Spotted Woodpeckers... no more comment needed ...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Check out, and buy, this new book by Tim Harris ! Published by Helm and the RSPB, MIGRATION HOTSPOTS is full of great photos and has an accurate and informative text on the best places for passage birds around the world.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Another trip done, and a trash bird !

Really, I have lost count now of the number of birding and wildlife tours I have led. Got back yesterday after taking a group of mixed interest folks - birds, butterflies, moths, plants - around eastern Hungary. A great trip... we saw over 50 species of day-flying butterflies, many great birds including 4 Imperial Eagles, Saker, and 8 species of woodpecker. And here, in this photo, one of my highlights... a cheeky young House Sparrow. Well, I thought it was time to give the under-rated a mention in this blog.  

Sunday, August 4, 2013

My woodpecker manuscript...

Handed in my manuscript for Woodpeckers of the World ! Now for editing, making maps, sourcing photos, writing captions... still lots to do. Book should be out in 2014.