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A slightly belated post, as a combination of sickness and getting to grips with my new job has meant I’ve not wanted to sit and start writing. But now, a week late, I can reflect on my last week of … Continue reading
If you read my preview of the Big Garden Birdwatch, you will know I suggested this year may see a drop in species number, but a rise in overall individuals. How did that prediction shape up?
This weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always millions of us will be getting up, filling the feeders, and counting the birds.
A few days ago I gave you a little mystery to solve. If you haven’t already looked at it and want to form an opinion first, the post is HERE. Otherwise, follow on for the answer.
A quick and slightly gruesome post now. At Scarborough we found the remains of a bird that had been predated. There were few bones, no body, just a pile of feathers and a couple of other clues. Interested? Then enter … Continue reading
After the high of the Desert Wheatear, could anything match the experience? Only one bird I know trumps all others, and that’s the Waxwing. Rumour had it there were a couple down the road in Scarborough. Could the day yield … Continue reading
As I’ve said before, I’m not a twitcher. Hopping around the country chasing individual species just isn’t me. But if a rare bird is relatively close, or is somewhere I’d like to visit anyway, then I see no reason not … Continue reading
Back to the office on Monday, which had the upside of a return to the university lake, last seen frozen over and largely deserted by the birds. Had anything changed?
Returning home after a couple of weeks away, one of my questions was always going to be “what’s in the garden?”. We usually get an influx of wintering finches in January, just in time for the Big Garden Birdwatch, so … Continue reading
Back in May I visited Attenborough Nature Reserve and bemoaned the fact I’d forgotten my camera. Over Christmas I visited again to see how things change into winter. Unsurprisingly, the answer was “ducks, lots of ducks”.