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Posts by Steve Piotrowski

Waveney Bird Club’s tour of Kazakhstan

Yurt camp, Taukum desert

Waveney Bird Club’s tour of Kazakhstan 23rd May to 1st June 2017 This was to be WBC’s 10th international tour and the first outside of the Western Palearctic. On previous tours, we have employed our own ground agents and organised the itinerary ourselves. However, the planning for Kazakhstan was more complex involving a requirement for permits…

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Georgia and Armenia 2016 Blog

Georgia and Armenia 2016 Blog Introduction (Steve Piotrowski) This was to be Waveney Bird Club’s eighth foreign tour and undoubtedly our most adventurous yetvbearing in mind that we were charting unknown territory and visiting two former Soviet-bloc countries that no one in the party had been to before.  An itinerary was drawn up and put…

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Heveningham Hall – Santa Hell Run – 7th December 2014

For the second successive year, WBC entered a team in the Santa Hell Run at Heveningham Hall. It is without doubt a “Hell of a Fun Run”, but the route took in some of the best countryside Suffolk has to offer. Proceedings started with a 3.3km multi-terrain race for all of Santa’s Little Helpers who…

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Morocco, Spring 2014

23rd April to 4th May 2014 Introduction This eagerly awaited 12-day tour of the mountains and deserts of Morocco was to be Waveney Bird Club’s sixth foreign trip. Our party consisted of 15 members and was led by Steve Piotrowski and Andrew Green supplemented by a local guide in the desert regions. Attendees included: Steve…

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Redgrave & Lopham Fen

Redgrave & Lopham Fen is an internationally important lowland valley fen with a unique landscape of spring-fed sedge beds, rush and grass meadows, wet and dry heath, woodland and pools. Enjoying views across the fen, the classroom is large and airy with a picnic area, toilets and viewing platform. Reserve manager: Richard Young | Tel: 01379 687618…

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BBC Springwatch at Minsmere

Most of you will already know that BBC Springwatch is based at Minsmere this year. At the media launch, Minsmere Site Manager, Adam Rowlands, talked about the exceptional range of wildlife, both widespread and rare, found here due to the wide variety of habitats available including sea, beach and dunes, reedbeds, ditches, open shallow waters,…

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Carlton Marshes

Carlton & Oulton MArshes

Carlton & Oulton Marshes lies in the Waveney Valley at the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads and is part of the Suffolk Broads. It comprises a jigsaw of grazing marsh, fens, peat pools, short fen meadow, tall litter fen, dykes, pools and scrub. Mostly man-made, these habitats have developed over hundreds of years of…

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