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I debated whether or not to include this one, but it’s such a ubiquitous presence in the British countryside it seemed pointless avoiding it. It’s the pheasant. Advertisements
Migration can be a confusing thing. Sometimes it’s nice and clear, with birds like Swifts and Fieldfares that are definitively only here for a few months. But for others there are residents and migrants, and that makes it much harder … Continue reading
As we enter autumn there are a number of birds whose numbers will swell. Over the past few weeks we have focused on ducks, but today we move to a wintering thrush. The Fieldfare.
We continue our run of wintering ducks today with the only duck that is also a James Bond film title – the Goldeneye.
How many birds are also a colour? Asked to name one I would always immediately go for this week’s entry, the Teal.
Getting a grip on British ducks is critical if you plan on spending any time at a wetland, especially in winter, and the Wigeon is one you’ll need to be familiar with.
When planning this set of posts out I had no idea this particular bird would become such a feature of my summer. I expected to draw on one or two distant shots I’d taken in the past. Instead, it’s been … Continue reading
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?
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.