West Cornwall – Tour for Two

January 2024 Private tour booked for the lovely Becki and Andrew on a cold winter Friday in West Cornwall. We set off from HQ at 8.30 and headed straight to St Agnes Head where a Snow Bunting had been reported. Once there we were greeted with blue skies, sunshine and stunning views to the North […]

Norfolk Winter Tour 2023

Report from our Norfolk Tour 3rd to 9th December 2024 DAY 1 – HOLKHAM AND STIFFKEY After arriving the night before at our wonderful accommodation at The Crown in Mundford, we were keen to get out and do some birding! The plan was to head straight to the North Coast but a flock of Waxwings […]

Avalon Marshes Day Tour – May 2023

A full bus (with others meeting us at RSPB Ham Wall) headed of early from HQ at Hayle on 14th May for a full day on the Somerset Levels. We arrived at the fantastic RSPB Ham Wall at 09.30am and after a few introduction and a toilet break we headed onto the reserve. We were […]

Recent Tours – March/April 2023

We’ve been rather busy over the past few weeks with tours! The Spring season kicked off with a day tour in the east of the county. Vic had a day tour voucher bought for his birthday by his daughter, which turned out to be a great prezzie which involved two Lifers! We started in warm […]

Birdwatching on the Isles of Scilly

Tour Report 3rd to 10th October 2022 DAY ONE Our intrepid group of 7 (plus Paul as guide) headed off to Scilly for our first week long tour on Monday 3rd October aboard the Scillonian III. We set of from Penzance harbour at 9.10am having already started our tour list with Kingfisher and Purple Sandpiper! […]

Mallorca Birdwatching Trip Report – Sept 2022

If you are wanting to experience Mediterranean birdwatching then you need look no further than the island of Mallorca. Set in the northern Mediterranean off the coast of Spain, Mallorca is a great place to ‘cut your teeth’ with species associated with the Mediterranean area. We normally go in the last week of April or […]

Autumn Migrants Tour – Sept 22

The weather wasn’t great for our day tour today with showers and drizzle most of the morning followed by wind and fog in the afternoon! However, we still managed 73 species including 16 types of wader! The tide was still high at Hayle first thing so we started at Lelant Saltings where the waderfest began. […]

The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

“This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the books include extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plumages […]

Collins BTO Guide to Rare British Birds – Book Review

This field guide to the rare birds of Britain and Ireland is the result of an innovative new partnership between Collins and the esteemed British Trust for Ornithology. It brings together the most authoritative and current information. The Collins BTO Guide to British Birds is accompanied by this book. As of February 2015, it includes […]