Tag Archives: mammals

Seals – They’ll have your arm off…

Back in June in my slightly abortive 30 Days Wild 2016 efforts, I took a bunch of photos of Grey Seals off the Cornish coast. I was meaning to get round to posting them, and a recent story about the … Continue reading

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Lost at deep mid-thicket 8 May 2016

Sunday was a delightful day and a trip to the coast beckoned. This was a slight gamble as the East Coast had been virtually impassable due to a thick sea fret the day before. But fortunately there was nothing but some light … Continue reading

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RSPB Loch Leven 17 October 2015

Another belated post this one as a month has disappeared in a flash. A trip to Edinburgh allowed us a day at Loch Leven NNR, including the RSPB site there. The morning walking around the RSPB reserve was hampered by … Continue reading

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Listen! Do you want to know a secret…

Yesterday I talked a little about the world of noise going on in the times we think of as ‘quiet’, with quiet defined purely as ‘no human-made noise’. But what is all this extra noise for? “Why do birds sing?” … Continue reading

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RSPB Blacktoft Sands – Spotted Crake, Water Rails, and uncommon beauty in common species

I’ve spoken about this before, but I’m just not a twitcher. Chasing numbers for a list doesn’t, to me, feel like you are really watching birds, and hammering a private plane from the Scillies to Shetland to tick off two … Continue reading

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My Wild Life and 30 Days Wild

A new campaign I’m a big fan of is My Wild Life. This is a Wildlife Trusts initiative to encourage everybody to think about what nature means to them. Basically, one of the key points I try to make in … Continue reading

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