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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. 


Join me each episode as I:

  • talk about the birds I have seen, 
  • interview others who enjoy wild birds, and 
  • share comments and questions from listeners.


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Jan 7, 2019

This week my guest is Paul Cheall, host of Fighting Through podcast. He tells us about the birds he sees in his Norfolk garden and, following on from my last episode, there’s some further tips about feeding garden birds.


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Additional material

Find my episode on European Goldfinches and American Goldfinches at

Journal article on Duck swimming techniques:

Gough, William T.; Farina, Stacy C.; Fish, Frank E. (2015-06-01). "Aquatic burst locomotion by hydroplaning and paddling in common eiders (Somateria mollissima)". The Journal of Experimental Biology. 218 (Pt 11): 1632–1638. doi:10.1242/jeb.114140. ISSN 1477-9145. PMID 25852065.


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Suzy’s Garden 2019 List (as at 6thJan 2019)


Blue Tit


Collared Dove


Great Tit


House Sparrow


Red-Legged Partridge



Wood Pigeon



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