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Finally we come to the third and final part of my posts from the trip earlier this month, which also encompassed Spurn and Kilnsea. At this point it was nearly a month ago, which is terrible on my part! Advertisements
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.
I’ve written in defence of magpies before, based in no little part on their intelligence. These two videos help illustrate that. Sort of.
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.
I grabbed this quick snippet of video on Monday, after investigating some very low yet complex bird sounds. See what you think.
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
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