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Irakaya Farm 7-3-20

Somedays you get lucky. I have to confess to feeling a little bleary eyed this morning, so when I arrived at the farm and could see no raptors in the air I thought it was going to be a quiet day. I needn’t have worried. I’ve got a route that… Read More >Irakaya Farm 7-3-20

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A Weekend in Madrid

I’ve always wanted to watch the Real Madrid v Barcelona match and this year I was lucky enough to bag a couple of tickets for the game. I’ve been to Madrid before, but that was in the hot summer months, so I was looking forward to discovering what a winter… Read More >A Weekend in Madrid

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February in Sofia

As is our habit, we generally travel to somewhere cold in February. This year, we decided on Sofia, Bulgaria. Our plan was to spend four days in the capital, and as usual we spent a lot of our time walking around the city. We averaged between 15km and 20km each… Read More >February in Sofia

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Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There have recently been five or six of these birds in the air, as well as significant numbers of kestrels. Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There are often five… Read More >Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

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Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20

The weather was bright and breezy as I arrived at the Farm.  After the last visit when I saw numerous Golden Eagles soaring in the afternoon thermals, I was hopeful of seeing some eagles. There were none to be seen, although there were plenty of Harriers as usual. This day… Read More >Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20

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Birds of Qatar

I was excited about the potential birding opportunities when I first moved to Qatar. After a few months, I had come to the conclusion that Qatar was a dead zone, with just a handful of birds to be seen. Having been here a bit longer, I know that this is… Read More >Birds of Qatar