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A Pochard update

After making them Bird of the Week I had a few messages asking how the agoraphobic Pochard was doing. So I went and checked on it. Advertisements

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Surprising a magpie – Video

I’ve written in defence of magpies before, based in no little part on their intelligence. These two videos help illustrate that. Sort of.

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A snippet of a singing Robin (video)

Out walking the other lunchtime I came across a Robin singing from the top of a hedge. He seemed untroubled by my presence, far more bothered by another robin singing from a nearby tree. So I thought I’d video him.

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A calm and quiet blackbird

I grabbed this quick snippet of video on Monday, after investigating some very low yet complex bird sounds. See what you think.

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When territories collide – Video of Grebes and a Coot

Adult birds have their territories, and generally understand this. But young birds have to learn as this video shows: The Coots are actually nesting nearby, but the baby Great Crested Grebe isn’t aware of this and strays into trouble with … Continue reading

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Wild birds and tame birds (with Treecreeper video)

When I was younger I had my own rules for classifying wildlife, in addition to all the official ways detailed in my books. I’ll give you an example. The birds I saw in common human-dominated places like gardens, parks, picnic … Continue reading

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Video – Pied Wagtails making their presence felt

We often talk about ‘birdwatching’, but this isn’t the only way to spot birds. This year I’ve been on a bit of mission talking about listening as much as looking, and I’ve had another great illustration of that this week. … Continue reading

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