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A couple of quick moments to reflect upon today, grabbed incidentally during the day-to-day business of life.
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
The last goose for a while, and it is another introduced feral species. The Snow Goose.
Last week we looked at the big and noisy end of the goose world. Today it is something smaller, daintier, prettier, but no less persecuted. The Barnacle Goose.
Today we explore another big bird that frequently finds itself in conflict with humans. This time a native, the Greylag Goose.
The birds we will be covering in the next couple of weeks may well be the most unpopular of all the birds I cover in this series. Big, noisy, messy, often classified as a pest. And it’s not even a … Continue reading
Last week I took a longer-than-usual walk round my lunchtime patch, with the aim of logging all the birds I saw in much greater detail. It was very instructive.
There are a range of species of geese around the university lakes, and I’m pretty familiar with all of them. So it’s always a surprise when one appears that I have to look twice at.