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If you like your birds small, round, with an extravagant bill and beautiful plumage, then this weeks’ Monday Bird of the Week is for you. It is the Snipe.
Day 25 was a packed day. But we’ll start with Tantallon Castle and something great and white on the horizon…
For Day 24 I went looking for Dippers along the Water of Leith outside Edinburgh. Once again, I found something other than what I was looking for…
There is a small wildflower meadow a minute outside my office, but I never go and walk in it. I’m always drawn to the lake. For Day 19, I changed that.
This week is the last in our run of common urban birds, but it’s a big and dramatic example, and part of a group that has always capture our imaginations. It’s the Mute Swan.
30 Days Wild can be a joyous thing. But today, my moment is a sad one. Because a fixture of our home and garden has been lost forever…
Another duck for bird of the week today, but whereas last week it was something very classically duck-like, this week it’s a sleek fish-eating machine. The Goosander.
A day off after the General Election, but after staying up all night I was pretty inactive. The same cannot be said for the local Blue Tits.
Sorry, miserable weather has led to a very brief moment today. Waiting for some people this evening I spotted this gang of teens menacing the tourists. Swagger and attitude. An air of threat as they sauntered up to me and … Continue reading
How many people have a favourite duck? Growing up there was one always enjoyed seeing, even as it seemed to become more common. It’s our Bird of the Week today, the Tufted Duck.