Category Archives: Birds

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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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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Very wetlands, North Cave, April 2018

A week on from glorious sunshine over Spurn, and jealousy from all my friends, a more grounded experience as I headed for North Cave Wetlands. It lived up to its name.

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Sun over Spurn, April 2018

Apologies for the long absence of posts. I’ve had things sat waiting to write but haven’t got round to it. So I’m going to post a few quick ones over the next few days, then I’ll get back to some … Continue reading

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Moorlands Nature Reserve, April 2018

Moorlands is a local Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve that I have been visiting since I was a boy and it continues to be a place that delights me. It’s a small woodland with a important collection of rhododendrons that … Continue reading

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Spring at last?

It finally has begun to feel like Spring is here, possibly even a gallop into almost summer-like temperatures. That means a lot of action in the garden from the birds and the bees. And the bee-flies.

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