Welcome to Peter Wells' website


Updated, at last, commencing January 2016

The year 2016 sees the 100th anniversary of the "Battle of the Boar's Head", when my Grandfather was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery. More info on this site here, or on my Blog

The main purpose of the site is to publish accounts and species lists from my birdwatchinging trips to encourage and inform other bird watchers. Just recently, I've been contacted by Kristine Finley who is working with young people. She tells me that Sara has been helping young people to learn about and get interested in birds and natural history, and has found this superb website with lots of info and resources for starters in birdwatching. There's lots there for more experienced birdwatchers too - homeadviser birdwatching guide - many thanks for the info Sara

Since August 2010 I have maintained a blog on an irregular basis, including renewed visits to some of the places featured on this site. Where appropriate, there is a reference and link on each page here, but the blog generally can be viewed at Wellsy's Blog


I have opened a new page to show some pictures from the East Kent Vintage Ploughing Match at Ickham on Sunday 25 September 2007

You can find out more about what's going on in and arouind St Margaret's at the St Margaret's at Cliffe Photo Diary

You can also find out about the Forewood, and how I came to choose it for my domain name. If you have any information about, or records from, the Forewood that you would like to share, I shall be pleased to add them to this site

The Forewood, a beautiful RSPB reserve near Battle in East Sussex

Each birding trip or location in France, Spain and Hungary has its own page, click on the oak leaf to go there

You will be able to see my bird records from Biggins Wood before my "home patch" there was redeveloped as the English Terminal of the Channel Tunnel near Folkestone

If you have any questions about my trips, or the locations, or want to tell me what you think of the site, please contact me at

This site is kindly hosted by - Elysium ltd - superbly brilliant at internet solutions



These links are to good sites where you can find out about products or services which I recommend. Links more specific to trips I have made are in the pages for those trips
homeadviser birdwatching guide - lots of interesting and helpful stuff , thanks Sara

Fatbirder - everything you could want to know about birding - go there before you go anywhere

Fábián Panzió- a superb hotel to use as a base for birding in Hungary

Everett Associates - the best software to easily record and retrieve all your records, outstanding help and advice

In Focus - the only place to go for optics, and they come to a reserve near you

Jacobi Jayne & Co - the very best service for birdfood, nestboxes and all your wildlife requirements

British Wildlife - the essential magazine for the modern naturalist

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds - The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all

British Trust for Ornithology - The British Trust for Ornithology promotes bird conservation through volunteer-based surveys, they are brilliant fun - if I can survey, so can you

South Foreland Valley - A page devoted to the South Foreland Valley in St Margaret's at Cliffe, and its future management

Fincasdirect - for Jeff Greensmiths excellent property location service based in Tarragona, ideal for your new spanish home in the Ebro Delta

Hostal Agusti - Simon's superb hotel in Sant Carles de la Rapita - for the Ebro delta - or contact him at

Donana Birdtours - up and running again in the steps of the late founder John Butler - see their website for lots of super tours and links







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