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The York Uni Great-crested Grebes…some bad news

Rather than beating around the bush and creating suspense, I decided to just throw this right in the headline. There are fewer Grebe chicks than there were. Advertisements

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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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They grow up so fast, don’t they?

It’s been graduation ceremony week here in York, and that means my peaceful walk around the lake is continuously disrupted by families trying to take photos of their bright young things from every conceivable angle. But there’s a youngster here … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 12 – Goosed

A couple of quick moments to reflect upon today, grabbed incidentally during the day-to-day business of life.

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A complete Heslington Lake stock-check

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.

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