Back to Nonsuch Park: Twitching Challenge Round 4

A bit of a belated post as I’ve been busy lately (see next post!), but I headed back to my old local park to walk my mothers dogs (on 23rd March), and while I was there I though I’d do my first twitching challenge in a while. Here are the results of round 4… WoodpigeonContinue reading “Back to Nonsuch Park: Twitching Challenge Round 4”


Twitching Challenge Round 3

It’s time for round 3, here are the results… Blue tit (sound) – 1 point. Woodpigeon (sound, sight) – 2 points. Chiffchaff (sound) – 1 point. Magpie (sight, sound) – 2 points. Green woodpecker (sight, sound) – 2 points. Carrion crow (sight, sound) – 2 points. A respectable 10 points carries on the trend ofContinue reading “Twitching Challenge Round 3”

Twitching Challenge Round 2

It’s well past time for round 2 of my Twitching Challenge, so here are the results… Carrion crow (sound, sight) – 2 points. Magpie (sound, sight) – 2 points. Woodpigeon (sight) – 1 point. Song thrush? (sight) – 1/2 point. Chiffchaff (sound) – 1 point. Blackbird (sound) – 1 point. So a total of 7Continue reading “Twitching Challenge Round 2”

The Birds and the Bees

As spring moves into summer in the UK a few things start to happen. Firstly, I remember that I have hay fever and start to hate all flowering plants, which is usually about the same time as the second thing: beer starts to taste better when its drunk outside. Then, while sipping said beer, throughContinue reading “The Birds and the Bees”


So last week I heard back from UWE about the results of my MA interview and… I was successful! There’s not much else that I can say at this point apart from the fact that I’m obviously really excited, and if you want to hear more about how the course is you’ll have to stickContinue reading “Results!”

A Bit of Birding in Nigeria

Lagos is a busy port on the coast of one of the worlds fastest growing economies. Nigeria has been coined a “MINT” country, and its former capital and largest city is said to be the second fastest growing city on the African continent. But does this buzzing metropolis leave room for any birds to liveContinue reading “A Bit of Birding in Nigeria”