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Birds and cricket

I’m a big cricket fan, enjoy watching it, and used to enjoy playing too. Watching the Sri Lanka – England test this morning, I was reminded how you can combine this with some incidental bird watching.

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Vultures in the UK

Bit of a departure from my normal posts here, as this is more of an essay with less pictures. Hopefully it’ll be interesting though. Over the weekend, I found myself sucked into a question as to whether vultures could live … Continue reading

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Rosy Starling, Flamborough May 2018

There has been a mini-irruption of Rosy Starlings in the past week or two with these migrants from Asia appearing on the coast of England. By happy coincidence, myself and one of these starlings had the same destination last week: … Continue reading

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In praise of the British coast

Apparently visits to the British coast have declined by 20% across ten years, from 62% of people visiting the coast at least once in year in 2005, down to just 42% now. I find this really depressing. The coast of … Continue reading

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