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Description My first experience of intentional birdwatching took place in Richmond Great Park. The time; 1986 Luis Sardinas Jersey , the occasion; one of the first dates with my (now) girlfriend. There I was, all dressed up and ready to knock her out with my charm, memory plays strange tricks as you get older and there she was, luring me into the undergrowth of the local park, hissing to me to keep my head down. No Jurickson Profar Jersey , it wasn't this bird's feathers she was after observing, but a large Green woodpecker that she had spotted. It must have been love on my part because, although I don't remember seeing the flash of emerald, I do remember getting my trendy new boots covered in mud. That was the first of many times that I have shared the joys of avian observation with my spouse. She had been a committed twitcher from an early age. As a Girl, a family friend had dragged her along to many birdwatching expeditions Josh Hamilton Jersey , from sighting a large wader (a ruff) on a one time sewage farm, soon to become the fifth terminal at Heathrow, to happy weekends spent observing the many migrants arriving on the Norfolk coast from Europe. Birdwatching is one nature pursuit that just about anybody can get something out of, and most of us have 'twitched' at some time in our lives. What child hasn't fed the ducks, or pigeons? That's the good thing about birds. They are so accessible. You can see them almost everywhere at any time of the day. And you can hear their beautiful songs. Blackbirds and nightingales have been immortalised in song and verse. The ubiquitous gull can be heard far inland; pigeons coo vociferously in our city centres; rooks squawk as they arrive at their evening roosts and starlings chatter as they gather in flocks on our roofs Joey Gallo Jersey , telegraph wires and urban trees. No other wild animal group is so easy to see and admire. The skill of flying, and therefore the ability to get out of the way if needs must, has been a boon for the latent birdwatcher in all of us. That birdwatching foray with my girlfriend to be was the first of many enjoyable observations of our feathered friends. Some I will never forget. Standing on top of the Preseli hills in Wales and listening to the liquid bubbling coming from the throats of hundreds of curlews in the gathering dusk of the evening, sadly not a common occurrence nowadays. Or that magic afternoon, cycling along a country road with my oldest friend and counting 32 larks as they rose skywards from the fields either side of us. Another sight Jason Grilli Jersey , rarer now than it used to be, was the spectacle of thousands of starlings darkening the sky and turning as if they were one giant Bird whooshing around the Sky above the field next to our first home. We've watched puffins and guillemots on Skomer island off the coast of West Wales and along the seashore we have seen countless flocks of all sorts of waders. And how to describe the thrill of seeing two peregrine falcons screeching over a deceased pigeon that they were devouring at the base of a sea cliff, or watching red kites circling lazily in the thermals above the hills of mid Wales. I'm so glad I've seen at least one dipper incongruously running along a stream bed, underwater feeding. Another stream frequenter, the heron Ike Davis Jersey , can also be sighted, perched in prehistoric stance, in the middle of a field. What is it doing? I am assured by that fount of all bird knowledge, my girlfriend, that it's on the lookout for a tasty mole. Sometimes Elvis Andrus Jersey , if we went out on a Summer night, we would be lucky enough to catch sight of a Little Owl, staring down at us from his high perch on a telegraph pole. 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