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Heslington Lake – The last hurrah

A slightly belated post, as a combination of sickness and getting to grips with my new job has meant I’ve not wanted to sit and start writing. But now, a week late, I can reflect on my last week of … Continue reading

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Back to work, and back to the frozen lake

Back to the office on Monday, which had the upside of a return to the university lake, last seen frozen over and largely deserted by the birds. Had anything changed?

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Attenborough Nature Reserve, December 2017

Back in May I visited Attenborough Nature Reserve and bemoaned the fact I’d forgotten my camera. Over Christmas I visited again to see how things change into winter. Unsurprisingly, the answer was “ducks, lots of ducks”.

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YWT North Cave Wetlands, October 2017

Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part!

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YWT Kilnsea Wetlands and an ironic grebe

Sorry for the delay, this visit actually took place the 5th and 6th of the month but goes up a fortnight down the line. Still, better late than never.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.59 – Goldeneye

We continue our run of wintering ducks today with the only duck that is also a James Bond film title – the Goldeneye.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.56 – Pochard

When planning this set of posts out I had no idea this particular bird would become such a feature of my summer. I expected to draw on one or two distant shots I’d taken in the past. Instead, it’s been … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 27 – Let sleeping ducks lie

A very quick one today. Spotted a bunch of ducks sleeping by the lake. But the moment I stopped to look at them, they were up. 

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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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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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