The Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti is another of the world’s most threatened birds with a range limited to Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in central India. Considered extinct for 117 years it was rediscovered only as recently as 1997. Now estimated to have a population of fewer tha
Earlier today, at the 2012 British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water, Main Sponsor Viking Optical – the leading UK importer and distributor of high quality optical equipment – threw a lifeline to another globally threatened bird species when it announced it would extend its support t
The Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher is one of the world’s most threatened birds and whilst designated as Critically Endangered has been given hope by Viking Optical becoming a BirdLife Species Champion to help support its conservation in February 2010. The Seychelles Paradise Flycatche
it has been a while since I last posted but since the last winter period it has been much of the same. However we are now in a fantastic transitional phase in the birding calendar. Winter birds are heading north but the odd birds are hanging on with Waxwings still being recorded in Le
Well the hard weather has certainly had its effect on the bird life of both our region and also the rest of the UK. The blast of Arctic air from Siberia not only resulted in a fall of temperatures but also heralded a movement of birds. As mentioned in my previous post wildfowl number
The autumn is slowly giving way to winter and whilst you may think the birding would get dull its simply not true. If you take a look out of the kitchen window you might see the Robin and the Blackbird that have spent all summer in your garden, but truth be known these are more likely
As autumn moved ever slowly towards winter the range of species being seen in Suffolk ebbed between summer visitors and those heading to our shores for the winter. Common migrants were much in evidence with the ever present east winds and these were sure to bring in the odd rare bird.