Category Archives: Birds

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. Advertisements

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YWT Potteric Carr March 2018

Being in the area with an hour to spare, I thought I would have a quick look for the bitterns at Potteric Carr near Doncaster.

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A few snowtracks

Just a quick post to highlight the way animal tracks get formed in the snow.

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Into Spring… then back to Winter

Ferris Bueller once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it”. That’s never been more apt than this week, where I started the week planning a ‘spring-has-sprung’ post before … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Wolds

I got a few days over the past week or so in East Yorkshire, on the wolds and at the countryside.

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North Cave Wetlands, February 2018

Unlike the previous week’s trip to Spurn, my meeting at North Cave allowed me to build in a lunch break in which I strolled the site and grabbed a few photos.

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Spurn and Kilnsea, February 2018

A trip to Spurn Point and Kilnsea is never a bad thing, but when you can do it and get paid it really does feel like you are cheating at life somehow. But being a work trip, the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Heslington Lake – The last hurrah

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

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 – A bumper year

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?

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Big Garden Birdwatch 27-29 January 2018

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.

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