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Beaches, beetles, and back to business as usual
This morning Ricky and I went down to the beach before work to begin our ringed plover monitoring. These little birds make their nests on the pebbly beach and should breed from this time of year on. They can easily and unintentionally be flushed from their nests, and their eggs are so well camouflaged...
9 Apr 2010
Busy, busy, busy. Too much to see and not enough time
Wow, there's just so much happening at Minsmere - and we haven't even got to May yet! After yesterday's stone-curlew was spotted from the approach road, another was located on the Konik Field, where it showed well all afternoon. Although they are waders, stone-curlews are rarely seen near...
30 Apr 2010
A quick scan over Island mere from the overflow car park last night showed just how many migrants have arrived int he alst few days. The sky was full fo martins, swarming at great height in pursuit of tiny insects. given the height, distnace and light (looking straight into the sun) I couldn't pick...
22 Apr 2010
Cuckoos and swifts arrive to celebrate spring
It's Spring Celebration tomorrow, and the birds certainly seem to know that we're here to celebrate spring. The first cuckoo of the year was reported calling near Island Mere - a great way to celebrate St George's Day. let's hope we get a few more than for the last few years, but I'm...
23 Apr 2010
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