Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of my friends and loyal supporters a very 

Happy and Prosperous New Year

Good Birding!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Seasons Greetings!

Wishing everyone and especially my loyal 

supporters a very

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New 


Good Birding!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Friday, 7 December 2012

Waxwings - Newbold Road, Rugby

I had made a decision NOT to chase Waxwing's this year, but when you come across them in your home town, it would have been rude not to pay them the respect they deserve. So, with a report of them returning to Newbold Rd in Rugby (near the Peacock Pub), I visited on my way to work.

Apparently, I am being informed that I can no longer upload images to my blog without buying additional space - this may mean THE END.

In the meantime, further images can be seen on my website -

Watch this space!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Woodland Birds


Well, I needed some time to myself after my Mothers death this week, so decided on a woodland wander in the hope of some close ups of Lesser Redpoll and Siskin. I started off at Whitacre Heath which resembled a massive swamp with many fallen trees blocking the way. Getting to the feeding station hide was an adventure in its own right! Eventually, I gave up and headed to Ladywalk Reserve and spent a pleasant hour in the Sainsbury Hide. As you will see from the following images, I failed in my quest! However, I enjoyed my morning and hope you will enjoy the following images.

This page is dedicated to my dear mother Sylvia Groocock 11th June 1935 - 1st December 2012 having lost her brave fight against cancer.


Willow Tit


Great Tit

Coal Tit


Reed Bunting



Great Spotted Woodpecker