Tag Archives: birds

Six on Saturday – 22/01/2022

Well, there’s definitely noticeable extra daylight in the afternoons now. You can still see what you are doing outside at ~4:30pm. It makes you feel like getting on with a few projects. So we made a start on some work … Continue reading

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A walk round RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire

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A frosty morning walk at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes

RSPB* Fen Drayton Lakes * The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity. Initially, the Society  (without the Royal) was an all-women movement created in 1889 by Emily Williamson to fight a fashion for feathers … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The last apples and the fieldfare

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Mill Road Cemetery: A resting place, a wildlife refuge and community fulcrum

Lockdown has seen me taking local walks in places that I would have never thought to explore (or even walk to) previously. This week, an appointment in town left me with time to kill in Cambridge itself and, as I … Continue reading

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#WildWednesday – The long and the short of it

This year’s winner, at least in my own counting for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (end of January), was the Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus. They also happen to be my favourite of our regular visiting birds. Long-tailed tits are a … Continue reading

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#Wild Wednesday: I spy … a Stonechat

On one of my daily walks this week I noticed an unusual bird in a row of ash trees planted alongside the road. It was hopping from tree to tree, always just ahead of me, rather like a robin would … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Never underestimate the value of a saucer of water to wildlife

      * RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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Wordless Wednesday – A bright new visitor

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Wordless Wednesday – Hoodlums or Princes … same damage

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