Author Archives: David C

30 Days Wild – Day 8 – Nature run

A very quick post to mark Day 8. I got up, had a run along the Foss listening to the sounds of birds singing and calling, in alarm, for territory, for food. It was beautiful. I recommend it! Advertisements

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30 Days Wild – Day 7 – Sunset over Wheldrake Ings

As it was a glorious evening, I decided to go have a couple of hours wandering round Wheldrake Ings. I hoped I might get lucky and spot a barn owl. We’ll see how that worked out later.

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30 Days Wild – Days 4-6 – Fruitless vole hunts

One thing I have been meaning to do, and running out of time for, is a formal water vole survey of the section of the River Foss that I tend to walk. It has to be done by the 15th … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Days 2 and 3 – Starlings and foxes

We’ve had a noisy garden invasion recently as the first set of starling chicks have tipped out into the garden. They give nobody, certainly not us or their parents, a moment’s peace as they are constantly crying for more food.

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30 Days Wild 2018 – Day 1 – Bat Walk

Yes, 30 Days Wild has come round again. June seems to have slightly snuck up on me, hence no build-up to it this year. But I’ll be aiming once again for daily posts right through the month.

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Rosy Starling, Flamborough May 2018

There has been a mini-irruption of Rosy Starlings in the past week or two with these migrants from Asia appearing on the coast of England. By happy coincidence, myself and one of these starlings had the same destination last week: … Continue reading

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Wheldrake Ings NNR May 2018

It was a glorious sunny Sunday morning, so I decided to head for Wheldrake Ings National Nature Reserve, in the hopes of being there before most other people.

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Yorkshire Puffin Festival 2018

This weekend is the first annual Yorkshire Puffin Festival; a celebration of puffins, and all the other wildlife to be discovered along the Flamborough headland. There will be events on through Saturday, Sunday and Monday and it’ll be well worth … Continue reading

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Thixendale and the Yorkshire Wolds, May 2018

I had a day on the Yorkshire Wolds looking at some excellent conservation projects last week. I didn’t have much chance to take photos, but I wanted to share anyway.

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By the light of the moon

The other night the moon was extraordinarily bright, and I thought I’d have a quick go at getting a shot of it.

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