Friday, 28 April 2017
I went on my first 'twitch' in a long time this evening! A group of four Dotterels have been at Therfield Heath for a few days and it was a bird that I've always wanted to see - they're fascinating! These four have stopped off on their journey from Africa/Iran up to the Scottish Highlands where they breed in summer. Dotterels often visit the same place each year in South-Eastern England, like a favourite service station! The females are actually brighter than the males - an indication of their role-reversal in raising the young, which is very unusual! The males are a duller colour in order to be well-hidden from predators when incubating and caring for young.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Monday, 6 October 2014
I arrived at the University of Surrey last weekend and have settled in very well. My Mathematics course starts this week. I have finally found time to look at the 1,609 (which has been cut down to 54) photos I took in Cyprus on our family holiday during the first two weeks of September. I am in the process on editing the best ones and hope to post them shortly - keep checking!
Monday, 15 September 2014
We had an incredible two weeks in Cyprus in September, with a couple of days of fantastic birdwatching! We saw about 20 new species! The best moment was swimming alongside a Green sea turtle (not the one pictured) at a beach for about 15 minutes. It was such a shock and an incredible experience!