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Monday Bird of the Week No.46 – Goosander

Another duck for bird of the week today, but whereas last week it was something very classically duck-like, this week it’s a sleek fish-eating machine. The Goosander.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.45 – Tufted Duck

How many people have a favourite duck? Growing up there was one always enjoyed seeing, even as it seemed to become more common. It’s our Bird of the Week today, the Tufted Duck.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.44 – Mallard

If there is a bird we take for granted in this country, it surely must be the mallard? Simultaneously beloved of bread-chucking kids, yet ignored but adults unless it is on the menu.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.39 – Coot

Carrying on our theme of ‘unduly ignored’ we take a look at the close relative of last week’s Moorhen. The balding old Coot.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.38 – Moorhen

I’ve decided for the next few weeks to focus on birds that we maybe ignore. They are birds that are often around us, in parks especially, but as a result not given due notice. So we will start with the … Continue reading

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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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Spring at Heslington Lake

Most lunchtimes I go for a stroll round Heslington Lake, but a few days ago (before the rains returned) I happened to take my camera with me. The sun meant there were a lot of sleepy waterfowl around the lake: … Continue reading

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