Red kite

Mike's 200 bird challenge Blog 6

One of the birds on my ‘tricky’ list, and one that is unfortunately not doing very well nationally, is the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. It is a bird that I have never seen, so on Saturday 2nd March…

Mike Bell on Earls Hill

Mike's 200 bird challenge Blog 2

Not that I need much excuse to go birding but a free afternoon on a glorious sunny late winter’s day gave me the perfect excuse to nip out to SWT’s Earl’s Hill nature reserve, on the hunt for…

Short eared owl

Mike's 200 bird challenge Blog 4

One of the areas that I have come across during my research into good, relatively local, birding spots has been the Wirral, and over the first couple of months of this year I have visited on a…