Three Peaks for Curlew – Success!

Three Peaks for Curlew – Success!

I am delighted to announce that yesterday, following an exhausting day of trekking in the Yorkshire Dales, myself, Sacha Elliot and Tiffany Francis (otherwise known as the Curlew Crusaders) concluded our three peaks for Curlew challenge. Hooray! Taking in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside (in my opinion, the worst of the three) and Ingleborough, we completed the twenty-six-mile hike [...]

Now that is why I go birding

Now that is why I go birding

Yesterday found me bound for North Yorkshire, for the second time in less than a week. The intended target of this particular jaunt; the rather eye-catching male Pine Bunting that has been thrilling (and frustrating) spectators for quite some time on the outskirts of Dunnington. A bird which, after an uncomfortable four-hour stay, we laid [...]

I am beginning to like this ‘Twitching’ business.

I am beginning to like this ‘Twitching’ business.

The last few days have been incredibly busy in the birding stakes and have proven both rewarding and frustrating in equal measure. Contrasting greatly to my usual patch based forays, Friday found me embarking on a twitch to Yorkshire where the lovely Natalie Welden (@NatalieACWelden) and I set our sights on two lifers to kick [...]