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Walking across campus yesterday I spotted a sizable ring of fungi growing around one of the trees. But there with it, feasting on the mushrooms, was a Moorhen. Continue reading
Last week I said I was concerned as the grebe chick was getting mobbed badly by the gulls, and this put it at risk. This week, it has started fighting back.
With reports of as many as 60 Hawfinches at Yorkshire Arboretum near Castle Howard, it was inevitable what I would do on Sunday. With such striking birds less than 15 miles away, it doesn’t count as twitching.
It’s easy to think, after four years watching one site, that there are no more surprises left. But that’s just never the case. Just this year we have had the Pochard invasion, and the late-breeding Grebes. This week added another couple of double-takes. Continue reading
While the whole world wondered if the world was ending, we were walking to an old Cumbrian church under Ophelia’s induced red sun. Continue reading
Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part!
Sorry for the delay, this visit actually took place the 5th and 6th of the month but goes up a fortnight down the line. Still, better late than never. Continue reading