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…


Mike's 200 bird challenge Blog 5

Another lovely sunny day and another quick afternoon dash to a local beauty spot on the hunt for one of my favourite species, the Dipper.


Mike's 200 bird challenge Blog 3

For me personally one of the best things about taking part in the My 200 challenge is the incentive to go out and experience new places which you wouldn't necessarily have visited.

River Reflector

River Reflector March 2019

Hard surfaces such as roads, paths and driveways offer convenient and accessible travel but they can also contribute to surface runoff, removal of green spaces and pollutant build up in our…