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There are sounds in nature that speak of location. Noises that automatically transport you to a shore, or a wood, or a moor. The call of the Curlew is surely one of those sounds?
Last week we saw a bird that has had highs and lows. This week, a bird that is very much seeing a massive natural success, one of the most naturally widespread birds in the world. The Little Egret.
A change of pace today. After a couple of widespread species I thought we’d look at a few more specialist species. Starting with a coastal specialist, the pretty little Kittiwake.
A couple of months back I featured a series of Bird of the Week posts dedicated to our most common birds. Missing off that list was today’s featured species, the Coal Tit.
Another conservation success story this week, but one that has been more divisive than the Avocet. Persecuted, recovered, and persecuted all over again, it is the Common Buzzard.
This week’s Bird of the Week is a bird of such style, elegance, and grace that no less than Chris Packham called it ‘the Audrey Hepburn’ of birds. It is also a bird that is literally iconic, given it’s the … Continue reading
With the rain continuing to fall I was wondering what I could write about today. Surely not another wildfowl photo?
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…