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Welcome to the Bakewell Birder.

Otherwise known as Simon Wilson, I have been birding for over 20 years. In 2003 I moved to Bakewell, Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District.

Most famous for its tarts (or is that puddings?), Bakewell and the surrounding area provide a varied list of bird species.

On the site you can view some of the bird photos I have taken. More will be added regularly, so please check back. Or, you could fill in your e-mail address in the box at the top of the page, and I'll send you an e-mail when the site is next updated.

Regular visitors to the site will have noticed that there have not been many updates recently. My time has been diverted to the care of my wife who had been battling against Leukaemia since May 2007. Sadly, she passed away on 8th April 2008. You can read more about this on her website -

I have taken all of the images on the site using the 'digiscoping' method. Most will be from the Bakewell or Derbyshire area. All images are available for purchase - please visit the request prints page.

The site is best viewed at screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 or higher. Have a look round by using the links to the left of the page - enjoy your visit!

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