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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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The ballet of (frozen) Swan Lake

Yesterday we looked at how the birds of the lake were getting on 8th December. Today we return just three days later to a very different, much colder, picture.

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Heslington Lake, early December

Having had a busy Christmas and New Year, I thought I’d share a couple of quick posts of photos I took last month. First up are a few from the lake at work, pre-freeze.

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All good things…

They say that ‘all good things must come to an end’. Today that applies, as this will bring to an end the sage of the late nesting Great Crested Grebes? But is it a happy ending?

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Mushroom wars, and grebe calisthenics

Last week I mentioned the moorhen was going a little bit crazy for the mushrooms on offer around the campus. It has since broken out into all out war.

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Great Crested Grebes – Fighting back

Last week I said I was concerned as the grebe chick was getting mobbed badly by the gulls, and this put it at risk. This week, it has started fighting back.

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A week of surprises around Heslington West

It’s easy to think, after four years watching one site, that there are no more surprises left. But that’s just never the case. Just this year we have had the Pochard invasion, and the late-breeding Grebes. This week added another … Continue reading

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The weekly Grebe update

It has been a dramatic few days in the world of the grebes, at least from my perspective as an observer. But have they hung on another week?

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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.

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