The Inked Naturalist
  • The Harlequin Duck at the Costa del Deen!
  • Laughing Gull in Cheshire!
  • 2015 miles in memory of Martha Update #2 – The first marathon of the year done!
  • The Dead Sea Sparrow – One of my all time favorites!
  • The Carnethy 5 Hill Race – Hills, hills, hills, hills, hills and a whole lot of awesome!
  • 2015 in memory of Martha Update #1 – Lots of fells & the Resolution 10k

The Harlequin Duck at the Costa del Deen!

Published March 15, 2015 at 16:36 - No Comments

Having successfully twitched the two Ayrshire female Harlequin Ducks by train (from Dunkeld of all places) back in 1996. I had been holding off the temptation to make the long trip up to the Costa del Deen for the currently residing Harlequin Duck (a comparatively smart 1st winter drake)! However, this current bird as been […] IWEBIX Webdesign

Laughing Gull in Cheshire!

Published March 11, 2015 at 11:36 - No Comments

There has been a Laughing Gull in Cheshire for a few weeks, so Chris and I decided to make the trip to New Brighton in the hope of seeing this rare North American species! I met up with Chris early(ish) on Sunday morning in Carlisle and we were soon on our way south to Cheshire! […]

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