I must admit I have been pretty useless at updating this blog and keeping up with my birding exploits, so I have decided to move. I have restarted a new blog (with manageable monthly updates) here: http://ashleysbirdingblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Welcome to my newly revamped blog - I am currently studying Wildlife & Media at the University of Cumbria where I currently spend a large proportion of the year. In between terms, however, I go back home and do as much birding in Hampshire as possible. It ain't no Norfolk but I love it just the same.
My interest for birds started in 2002, and continued to grow, thanks to the Fuller's, who took me under their wing(s). From 2005 I unfortunately got more involved in twitching. And so now find myself travelling vast distances, and spending money that I can't really afford to spend to feed my obsession - in seeing birds that I haven't already seen in Britain and Ireland. Surprisingly I don't keep a lifelist as my total doesn't really interest me.
Since springing onto the birding scene I have met many great people who have taught me an invaluable amount in this hobby, and to whom I am very grateful for!