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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? Advertisements

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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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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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Spring marches in around Heslington Lake

I wrote about the black swan last week, but that is by no means the only story that’s unfolded over the past few weeks. Sudden surges, spring migrants, winter passers-by, and plenty of song. It has been busy.

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September on Heslington Lake, University of York

I’ve not had the time to spend editting and then sharing images, writing posts, and that means a couple of posts now that are a little behind the times. I hope you forgive me… It’s been a while since I … Continue reading

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Heslington Lake

I spent a lot of time last year blogging about the various birds around Heslington Lake. I’m not going to devote quite so much time to it this year, but it’s still good to get an update. The Great-Crested Grebes … Continue reading

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