Tag Archives: Fauna Corner

Lady Whinchatterley’s Lover

In spite of the autumn migration bringing all manner of new birds to the country (as detailed in mind-numbing depth last time), September has, so far, been the worst month for new sightings since records began way back in January 2014. … Continue reading

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A Wagtail of Two Cities

The Isle of Sheppey is a place of contrasts.  At one extreme, dreary, run-down former industrial hub and, at the other, a massive expanse of beautiful marshland set under a big, open sky.  It is also the site of my … Continue reading

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Cuckoo’s Talking

Hello!  Apologies for the lack of ‘exciting’ stories of late.  I’d love to be able to say I’ve been up to lots of adventuresome things in rainforests or getting stuck in ravines in search of the Holy Grail, but I … Continue reading

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Dukes of Buzzard

A walk along the North Downs Way between Reigate and Dorking was the setting for this week’s desperate sweep of the natural world for sightings of new species to add to my 2014 bird list. In the bushes I heard … Continue reading

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Captain Corelli’s Mandarin

You wait for ages for a bird to come along… and you see it on three outings running. A lunch-time walk along the River Wey in Send, a trip to Warnham Nature Reserve and a saunter through the unimaginatively named … Continue reading

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