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Monday Bird of the Week No.48 – Snipe

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.

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30 Days Wild – Day 25 – ‘Ane wounderful crag…’

Day 25 was a packed day. But we’ll start with Tantallon Castle and something great and white on the horizon…

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30 Days Wild – Day 24 – Water of Leith

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…

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30 Days Wild – Day 19 – Meadow

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.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.47 – Mute Swan

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.

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30 Days Wild – Day 13 – End of an era

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…

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Monday Bird of the Week No.46 – Goosander

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.

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30 Days Wild – Day 9 – Fat Cake

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.

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30 Days Wild – Day 5 – Street Gang 

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

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Monday Bird of the Week No.45 – Tufted Duck

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.

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