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The Casual Birder Podcast

A podcast about wild birds and bird watching.

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, it doesn't really need any great commitment. The Casual Birder does as much or as little birding as suits them. It's perfect for fitting into our busy schedules. 


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Aug 22, 2018

This week, I visited the BirdFair at Rutland Water, a nature reserve and site of special scientific interest, and went for an evening birdwalk on a farm across the county border in Leicestershire.

In the first part of this episode I speak about the talks I attended at the Bird Fair. I really enjoyed them and will provide the links below for the speakers.

In the second half of the episode I recorded an evening birdwalk at Rectory Farm.

Links for this episode:

The Bird Fair

Twitter: @TheBirdfair



Simon King

Twitter: @TVsSimonKing



David Lindo

Twitter: @urbanbirder



Kate Bradbury

Twitter: @Kate_Bradbury



James Lowen

Twitter: @JLowenWildlife



Butterfly Brothers

website: the-butterfly-brothers





Eyebrook Wild Bird Feeds


I couldn't find links for Tim Melling or Helen Bryon, who both gave talks on birding holidays. Tim also works for the RSPB.