Scratch Arse Ware

A few highlights from a superb walk along the south-west coastal path close to Langton Matravers in Dorset. Plenty of Wheatears to be found with the drystone walls and bales of straw proving popular spots. Also a Roe Deer in one of the quarries, numerous Painted Ladies and a Kestrel. Read More …

Salinas del Duque

Forming part of the Marismas de Isla Cristina the footpath follows the wall that previously separated the marshes from the mouths of the Guadiana and Carreras rivers. Approximately 7 km long (or just under 4 1/2 miles) its an attractive route that with thanks to a gentle sea breeze doesn’t become too hot even in late June. Read More …

A Return to the Marismas del Odiel

Entrance to one of the very few European breeding colonies of the Greater Flamingo. Located on a dis-used salt pan close to the Anastasio Senra visitor centre access is restricted to avoid disturbance. Fortunately in late June the breeding season is over and pedestrian access is available. In addition to Greater Flamingo’s plenty of European Spoonbill’s to be found. Read More …

El Rocio

Highlights from a far too brief visit to Donana, El Rocio and the Palace Acebrón. A World Heritage Site and the largest nature reserve in Europe at least a week should really be set aside to explore Donana. Home to the Iberian lynx and located on the flightpath of millions of birds it really is an exceptional area. Read More …

The Silence of our Friends

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Highlights from a few hours spent dodging the showers around Morecambe Bay. Great to see plenty of Curlews in the freshly sown fields adjacent to Cockerham Marsh. Read More …