Outney Common and Bath Hills, March 19th 2017

The usual trek round Outney Common in Bungay on a Spring evening before a couple of beers at the Green Dragon received a promotion this year, with its own, whole day billing. A little earlier in the season than usual, so we were not expecting the usual serenade of...

Hollesley and Boyton Feb 5th 2017

In 2016, the Hollesley/Boyton WBC trip featured a wind that could remove vital organs, blowing over river walls, making eyes run and dropping tears on optics. But we still had a right good time and some good birds at these great south Suffolk sites. A year later, and...

Ditchingham Hall Estate, Good Friday Walk

So the calendar comes round to the first ‘official’ event of the WBC outdoor events programme (not counting the NYD Lizardland Challenge, of course), and once again, we returned to the fantastic Ditchingham Hall Estate on Good Friday. Easter seemed ridiculously early...

BirdBrain 2016

‘It can’t happen again – if they win it three years on the trot, do they get to keep the cup?’ Pre-match nerves before BirdBrain 2016 while setting up ‘the stage’ and awaiting the arrival of the BTO team, which had swept the board in 2014 and 2015. And here we were...

Hollesley, Boyton and Snape Feb 6th 2016

It is the policy of the small group that plans the WBC calendar of events to change around a third of them annually. This trip was one of the new ones and – from a subjective point of view – coincided nicely with my intention to get to know some of the more southerly...