Welcome to my birdwatching blog. This blog will contain stories about my bird watching trips, interesting bird news and other tales that may or may not be bird related. I want to make it useful to the avid birder as well as those who may only have a passing interest in bird watching. I enjoy photographing bird life, common and rare through a spotting scope, not that they always sit still long enough for me. Being on the outskirts of North East London, my reports will not only cover my local patch of Redbridge/Waltham Forest, but also dip into deepest Essex, Suffolk, Kent and Norfolk.


On this page, I want to share some of my artwork with you. I don’t paint very often but really should as I am clearly quite rusty. I’m in awe of those artists who sketch in the wild and capture some truly beautiful images – both animate and inanimate. My objective is to try my hand at this in the coming months and post stuff here for everyone to laugh at.