Category Archives: Wildlife stories

Birds and cricket

I’m a big cricket fan, enjoy watching it, and used to enjoy playing too. Watching the Sri Lanka – England test this morning, I was reminded how you can combine this with some incidental bird watching.

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Last summer’s vulture tourist

Last year, while most of us were locked down and staying local, the UK had at least one dramatic tourist in the form of a bearded vulture. I wrote about the story at the time, in particular the fallacious idea … Continue reading

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Vultures in the UK

Bit of a departure from my normal posts here, as this is more of an essay with less pictures. Hopefully it’ll be interesting though. Over the weekend, I found myself sucked into a question as to whether vultures could live … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part Two

So, yesterday I announced I’d be spending the next few weeks/months working on a long-planned project in the garden. It’s one that’s perfect for this blog, because I’m finally going to put a wildlife pond in. I’m going to then … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part One

Well, this is a weird time to be alive. Weird, scary, stressful, confusing, intimidating, and a whole bunch of other complicated emotional responses. I’ve been working from home since Tuesday last week now, and I’ve been both working on coping … Continue reading

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London Zoo, September 2019

This will be a very basic post, it’s just a few images I snapped while wandering around London Zoo, that happened to appeal to me. Given this is a wildlife blog, you’ll just have to forgive me for the detour.

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Dew Ponds

Over the past few years, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have been restoring some of the dew ponds across the Wolds.

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All good things…

They say that ‘all good things must come to an end’. Today that applies, as this will bring to an end the sage of the late nesting Great Crested Grebes? But is it a happy ending?

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Great Crested Grebes – Fighting back

Last week I said I was concerned as the grebe chick was getting mobbed badly by the gulls, and this put it at risk. This week, it has started fighting back.

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Why Watch Wildlife – The quinquennial review

I was quite surprised to realise today is five years since my first post on this blog. It’s been an interesting journey.

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