Fighting Identity Amnesia

Taking a break until the end of July. See you then.

Here's looking at you ... Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve taken pictures of a bird, identified it, and after a few months forgotten all about it ? This is intended to be my answer to amnesia. I intend to post some pictures in the blog and classify them in the Galleries (#1, #2, #3, #4). A mix-and-match of the British List and my life list can be found here.

I’ve also added some location-based galleries of places of particular interest (see Hot Spots in the menu) – the Galapagos archipelago, Botswana and Argentina & Brazil. More recent additions are a record of birds encountered on Lundy Island and Skomer, as well as an entry on the Somerset Levels and the nearby Forest Farm nature reserve.


Latest blog entry : MAGPIE GOOSE (18 August 2017)

Some recent blog entries :

17 August

Great Tit
16 August

Italian Sparrow
15 August

House Martin
14 August

Great Skua

Taking a break. Back towards the end of June.

Coming Soon:

  • 19 August – Greater Flamingoes in Flight
  • 20 August – Common Crane
  • 21 August – Common Gull
  • 22 August – Young Chaffinch
  • 23 August – Griffon Vultures in Flight
  • 24 August – Little Ringed Plover
  • 25 August – Deceased Manx Shearwater
  • 26 August – Blackcap
  • 27 August – Skomer Wren

Some more pages :


I hope this is of any use to visitors, including myself. If not, leave any suggestions for improvement in the comments box. Especially suspect identifications should be flagged up, so that I can put them right.

Note: All the photographs as well as the YouTube videos in the blog are mine. Still, I don’t mind if people want to use them elsewhere (you’ll find a small number of the pictures in Wikimedia Commons).

On a number of pages I have embedded bird sounds which come from Xeno-Canto’s sound library, and the UK distribution maps on some pages come from the Bird Atlas Mapstore. If anyone has any problems with this, please contact me, and I’ll see what I can do.

P.S. With special thanks to the Bird Identification Q&A part of the Bird Forum for helping me out on several occasions. Their comments have always been concise, spot on and courteous.

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