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Category Archives: Wildlife stories
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? Advertisements
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.
I was quite surprised to realise today is five years since my first post on this blog. It’s been an interesting journey.
While the joys of Spring burst out over much of the campus, for at least one resident it is a pretty sad and lonely time. The widowed Black Swan…
Today is World Wetlands Day, an annual event run by the Ramsar Convention for the past twenty years to recognise the importance of wetland habitats. For 2017 the focus is on the value of these habitats to humanity, so I’m … Continue reading
Since today is Penguin Awareness Day, I thought I’d share an embarrassing penguin story of my own. It relates to the time I thought I’d found evidence of a giant penguin surviving into recent history…
There has been an interesting idea circulating on Twitter this week. It has been started by the brilliant Mary Colwell, somebody I happen to have huge respect and admiration for. It’s not a new idea, but it remains an interesting … Continue reading
Yesterday’s bird of the week post on the Wood Pigeon mentioned the idea that domesticated pigeons may be smarter (“pigeon supremacist literature” as one person labelled it on Twitter!). But here’s a story that may cast doubt on that.
Something I didn’t mention yesterday was that the lighthouse at Spurn has now been restored and opened to the public. It’s well worth a visit for the views, as I’ll share here.