Some useful links

Jon Cook Birding  The website of the Northamptonshire County Recorder

  Ideas, products and supplies for attracting birds and other  wildlife to the garden.


Birdwatch (BirdGuides)  The online home of the UK’s premier birding magazine.

Birding Frontiers

Birding Frontiers  The late Martin Garner’s informative and entertaining ID-based site

Ben Harrold Photography  Local bird photographer, Ben Harrold’s site.

Stanford Ringing Group  News from the ringers at Stanford Reservoir.

Rare Bird Alert  News service for sightings of rare and scarce birds throughout the UK.

Birdguides  National information service. News, mobile and online source of reference plus products.

Richard Bedford  Many excellent photos of local birds and more.

Mark Avery’s blog. From the RSPB’s ex-Director of Conservation. Guaranteed to be controversial!

Yoav Perlman’s Israeli birding blog. Great photos and narrative and a                                                                          ‘must’ for all Israelophiles.

Northamptonshire Bird Club  The County’s Bird Club with details of meetings, etc.

The Wildlife Trusts  Coverage of Northamptonshire with an abundance of reserves information.

Douglas McFarlane  Accomplished local bird photographer                                 with some stunning images

Gosling’s Wildlife  Ex-County Bird Recorder Paul Gosling’s blog on breeding birds and vismigging aound Little Irchester

Barry Boswell‘s superb British and European Bird Photos

Draycote Birding  News and information from Draycote Water – just over the border in Warwickshire

Jason Whitehead‘s Optics Review Pages

Simon Wantling

Simon Wantling‘s photography website with many great images of both local and national birds

Paul Crotty Photography  A range of bird and wildlife images are part of a broad scope of photographs covering art, travel & walking, aircraft &                                                                         vehicles and celestial images

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  1. Mike,
    would your followers be interested in this event happening in April at All Saints Church, Aldwincle?

    7.30pm Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April
    All Saints Church, Aldwincle will be the venue for the national premiere of Riverlands… a celebration of its wildlife and the people – past and present – whose existence is interwoven with the life of the river.
    Poet Jo Bell and storyteller Jo Blake Cave retrace part of the journey made by the famous local writer and illustrator who was known as BB.
    After the hour long performance, there will be refreshments available at the Pear Tree Farm Tearooms.
    TICKETS £10 (£8 senior citizens, students and unemployed) Includes £2 donation to The Churches’ Conservation Trust.
    Online bookings and further information at Or contact Rosalind on 01536 370108 or

    1. To reach the maximum number of people this should go on the e-group BirdingNorthants. I have emailed Roas to obtain her permission to publish her contact details before sending a note out to the group.

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