Tag Archives: RSPB

Cirley Valentine

I can’t quite remember how I came across it, but from somewhere, at some point, I picked up a book that itinerizes a whole year’s worth of nature-based things to do at weekends. As someone who is notoriously bad at … Continue reading

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Warbler of the Worlds

As you have all (the two of you who read this blog – hello Mum and Dad!) probably noticed, I spend a lot of time outdoors. Most of this time is spent staring at wildlife through a pair of binoculars. … Continue reading

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Paranormowl Activity

I was out for an early morning walk before work around Papercourt Meadows and, in the distance, I could see a large brown bird being harassed by Crows.  It was still fairly dark and the bird was quite far away, … Continue reading

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Whimbreldon

Although, I always come across as someone who is educated, unflappable and a mine of useful information (Ha!), there are times when this probably couldn’t be further from the truth.  Take the following as cases in point: –   Exhibit … Continue reading

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What’s Bee-Eating Gilbert Grape

In the last blog entry, I revealed that I had temporarily become a bit of a twitcher and consequently threatened to travel to the Isle of Wight to calculatingly add a specific plus-one to my 2014 bird list. Well, guess … Continue reading

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Saturday Nightingale Fever

I decided to return to RSPB Pulborough Brooks for the fourth time this year (the woman at the reception desk recognised me, so I must be becoming a bit of a regular) in search of one particular bird to add … Continue reading

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Scaup’s Bride

Subtitled: Oystercatcher in the Rye Sub-subtitled: A Room With a Smew Could this be the week that I finally got to one-hundred birds for the year? A trip to Dungeness was this weekend’s bird-centric activity.  I know two things about … Continue reading

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The Pelican Grief

I was standing at the end of Northwood Avenue in Knaphill and happened to glance skywards.  I was shocked to see what looked like the silhouette of a Pelican passing by the low-hanging sun.  Oh my goodness, a bloody Pelican!  … Continue reading

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Rook Who’s Talking

I’m not sure if it’s cheating, but I went to an RSPB reserve in search of more birds to add to my 2014 list.  The larger reserves are excellent for spotting a wide variety of wildlife as they usually have … Continue reading

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