The Heirs of Gilbert
Birds and wildlife of an English parish
Parish Bird List
Parish Moth List
Sunday, 7 January 2018
My final parish bird list for 2017 was a distinctly feeble 101 species, the loss of wader habitat is probably the main reason so waking yes...
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
The first chance this Christmas to get out – on a lovely bright but mild day. A walk along Greenhills Lane was depressingly birdless with a...
Sunday, 10 December 2017
The cold weather pushed lots of birds into the garden this morning. My wife mentioned glimpsing a strange one and I had a few heart-st...
Sunday, 26 November 2017
Yesterday I walked along the river hoping the cold had driven birds off the local lakes. This pool to the north of Morton Bridge looked pro...
Monday, 13 November 2017
A walk along the river on a bright, but surprisingly cold, morning. Around 60 Curlew were in the beet field near the bridge… There ...
Sunday, 29 October 2017
Half term and a week away in Norfolk. Quiet by Norfolk standards, and the winds stubbornly stayed westerly all week, but even a quiet week ...
Sunday, 15 October 2017
John came down for the last mothing session of the year last night. In the end it was colder than forecast but still a reasonable catch of ...
Sunday, 24 September 2017
A drake Wigeon on the Manor Pond today was the first I’ve seen this year and pushed the year list up to a measly 101 species. I am really m...
Sunday, 10 September 2017
I’ll start with this magnificent beast, a Convolvulus Hawkmoth. Unfortunately not in the parish but close by in Scruton found in a friend’s...
Monday, 28 August 2017
A few signs of birds on the move this weekend – warblers passing through our garden… And the first Meadow Pipits re-appearing in th...
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