Rank #1: Episode 11
As the year draws to an end, the lads talk us through their highlights of 2020 and hopes for 2021. We listen to some of Sean's favourite recordings, Graham tells us how he shocked a Moroccan family whilst photographing Seebohm's Wheatear and Harry shakes the world to its very core by stating that "99's are not real ice-creams"!
Dec 06 2020
Rank #2: Episode 10
We mark the milestone of 10 episodes of The Phil More's Corner Podcast by chatting with birder, sound recordist and author David Darrell Lambert. David tells us about his early memories of birding in the Norfolk Brecks, Minsmere and Bempton Cliffs, how birding became his livelihood and how his book 'Birdwatching London' came to be.
Episode 9's mystery call remains a mystery but we do have a new one to test your listening skills with. Sean tells us how he got stuck in the mud, got out of the mud and then got stuck again whilst Graham tells us his 'Stonechat' news!
Nov 17 2020
Rank #3: Episode 9
There's a little something to cover all tastes in this episode. Graham tells us about October in Norfolk including the 'eastern' Rufous Bush Chat. Sean regales us with tales of rutting Red Deer, truffling Wild Boar, his atttempts to ring Griffon Vultures and the delights of vis-migging from the very tip of southern Europe . And of course there's the obligatory 'mystery bird'!
Oct 19 2020
Rank #4: Episode 8
A change of direction for the The Phil More's Corner Podcast as we take a break from discussing sound recording and 'nocmig' and we talk with Norfolk birder Nick Watmough about his experiences volunteering on the Batumi Raptor Count.
Plus we reveal the 'Mystery Bird' from the previous episode which absolutely none of us managed to guess correctly.
Sep 28 2020
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Rank #5: Episode 7
This time we're joined by Dublin birder and Stockholm resident, Alan Dalton. Alan can lay claim to have been the only Irish warden ever of Cape Clear Bird Observatory. Alan recounts the story of the famous migrant fall on Cape Clear Island in May 1994. We talk about Irish versus Swedish birding plus Alan shares some of his favourite recordings including River Warbler, Tengmalm's Owl and Velvet Scoter plus we finish up with a Snowy Owl twitch that went a bit awry.
Last of all don't forget to tell us the mystery bird by leaving a comment on our twitter account @phil_podcast - answer in episode 8.
Sep 14 2020
Rank #6: Episode 6
In Episode 6 we are joined by Magnus Robb of The Sound Approach. We talk about sound recording and the increase in the popularity of 'nocmigging' plus Magnus shares some of his nocmigging highlights like Upland Sandpiper from his garden and a Cyprus Scops Owl chewing his rather expensive microphone.
Aug 31 2020
Rank #7: Episode 5
The 5th Episode of The Phil More's Corner Podcast features our first ever guest. We are delighted to be joined by Dublin-born bird artist and now Donegal-exile Mr. Rob Vaughan. We talk with Rob about how his birding got started and how he has since become one of the foremost bird artists in Ireland.
Aug 01 2020
Rank #8: Episode 4
The lads have made it to Episode 4 and this time Sean recounts his at times hair-raising expedition into the Pyrennes to see Wallcreeper. Battling dehydration and terrifying vertical scree slopes, Sean comes out of it with possibly the first sound recordings of a singing Wallcreeper in Catalunya. The lads also discuss their bogey birds and plans for the forthcoming autumn season.
Jul 12 2020
Rank #9: Episode 3
The third episode of The Phil More's Corner Podcast is all about sounds and mimicry. From Norfolk we hear singing Blyth's Reed Warbler and Savi's Warbler. We listen to possibly the only recording of a Lesser Whitethoat singing in Ireland. Sean regails us with the sounds of the pre-Pyrenees and Brian shocks the ornithological world to its core when he reveals the stunning similarity between the bubbling call of female Common Cuckoo and that of the cartoon character Roadrunner. Meep, meep!!
Jun 21 2020
Rank #10: Episode 2 or "The Difficult Second Episode"
In this the second episode of The Phil More's Corner Podcast, Harry and the ex-pats fill us in on what they've been up to in the last few weeks. The lads manage to bring the mood right down by talking about their biggest ever dips. But spirits are lifted as they reminisce about Cape Clear Island's Yankee triumvirate of 2008.
Jun 07 2020