Welcome to my website.
Most of my birding is done on the Isle of Wight, which is located a few miles off the coast of Hampshire, in Southern England. The island has a variety of habitats – coastal marshes, beaches, cliffs, rivers, downland, gardens, towns, farmland and woodland and has approximately 200 recorded species of birds, plus some mammals (except deer) including the nationally-endangered Red Squirrel, and many insects and other invertebrates.
Our main Nature Reserve is the National Trust’s Newtown NR, and the RSPB has a reserve at Brading, but most of this is not open to the public although there are footpaths around the perimeter, including Laundry Lane. There are smaller reserves at Alverstone Mead, which is close to where I live, and at Hersey, which is along the Toll Road at Seaview.
I love travelling. Not all travels are birding trips as I also like astronomy and I travel to the USA and, occasionally, Australia for star parties but I usually manage to find some birds to watch and photograph.