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The Casual Birder Podcast

Suzy shares the joy of watching wild birds, from her garden visitors in southern England to birds seen internationally.

Learn how to identify species, notice their behaviours, and recognize songs and calls.

Join Suzy for recorded bird outings, interviews with experts and enthusiasts, and stories from birders around the world.

Suzy says: “Birding is a great pastime. It can be done with others or alone. You don't need expensive equipment, your eyes or ears are enough. And best of all, the Casual Birder can do as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules.”

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Jan 27, 2020

Ornithologist and conservationist Dan Rouse joins me for a walk on Rhossili Headland, on the Gower Peninsula, Wales.

A well-respected birder and wildlife educator, Dan tells me how she became interested in birds at a young age, and how her advocacy for conservation of Welsh wildlife has led to tv and radio appearances.

During the walk, Dan helps me identify the differences between Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, Cormorants and Shags, and Common Gulls and Herring Gulls.


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Birds seen on the walk:

Herring Gull
Common Gull
Carrion Crow
Meadow Pipit
Red-throated Diver
Great Black-backed Gull

To find our more about the Rhossili Headland, visit National Trust

For more about the birds mentioned in this episode, with videos and sound clips, visit the RSPB Bird guides: RSPB Bird Guide

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