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Author Archives: David C
Saturday was ‘the Glorious 12th’, the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse. Is there a better time to make this native our Bird of the Week?
There are sounds in nature that speak of location. Noises that automatically transport you to a shore, or a wood, or a moor. The call of the Curlew is surely one of those sounds?
Something a little different today with a product review. I don’t think I’ve done this before, but I was asked and I’m happy to do so.
Last week we saw a bird that has had highs and lows. This week, a bird that is very much seeing a massive natural success, one of the most naturally widespread birds in the world. The Little Egret.
A change of pace today. After a couple of widespread species I thought we’d look at a few more specialist species. Starting with a coastal specialist, the pretty little Kittiwake.
A few weeks back I was complaining about the inability of Small Skippers to ever stay still and let me take a photo. Happily that has now changed.
Right now the garden seems to be a haven for all manner of pollinators, more than I have yet had time to identify. So feel free to chip in. Every evening the flowerbed is alive with sound and movement.
A couple of months back I featured a series of Bird of the Week posts dedicated to our most common birds. Missing off that list was today’s featured species, the Coal Tit.
It’s been graduation ceremony week here in York, and that means my peaceful walk around the lake is continuously disrupted by families trying to take photos of their bright young things from every conceivable angle. But there’s a youngster here … Continue reading
Earlier in the year it was the Blue Tits eating us out of house and home. But this week it has been Long-tailed Tits instead.