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Last week we had a trip to RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Birmingham. It’s a pleasant place to spend some time, but delivered one genuine surprise that defied the birdbooks. Advertisements
This week is the last in our run of common urban birds, but it’s a big and dramatic example, and part of a group that has always capture our imaginations. It’s the Mute Swan.
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.