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Scavengers, one and all
Sometimes it's the common species that spring the biggest surprises. So it was at lunchtime today when I strolled down to Island Mere. The scene was, as usual, one of calm serenity. The water was mirror-calm, reflecting the low midday sun such that it was impossible to see the island itself. The...
14 Dec 2010
6000 minus two equals dinner
Our starling roost was particularly impressive again tonight. Numbers remain at about 6000 birds, but however good we are estimating such big flocks, they were reduced by two tonight thanks to the successful attacks of an opportunistic peregrine ! One theory behind why starlings gather in such numbers...
7 Dec 2010
One Truxor and two rare birds
Autumn and winter are busy seasons at North Warren with much work to be done on the heath and in the reedbed in preparation for next year’s breeding season. The volunteer winter work parties have started up again and tasks so far have involved gorse coppicing and birch clearance on the heath as...
6 Dec 2011
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