Category: Another Bird Blog

Home Birding

An extract from an email all ringers received this week.“BTO SURVEYS IN THE WIDER COUNTRYSIDE”. “Following the Government statement on 23 March, our Senior Leadership Team has reviewed the BTO advice and is asking all volunteers to follow the guid…

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Goldfinch Gone

Three days of sunshine and all the Goldfinches suddenly vanished from my garden. There’s been 15-20 most of the winter so bang goes my plan to do a little garden ringing while in lockdown.GoldfinchSo here’s a post first published at the end of 2013 to …

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Down But Not Out

Well that’s it then. We are in lock down for a month or two with no birding or ringing. Life must go on and luckily I have an archive of pictures and experiences to draw upon. In the garden there are Goldfinches without rings so I can do some ringing …

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Red Sky At Morning

I peeked through the curtains and noted the pink red glow to the south east. “Red sky at morning, shepherds take warning” is a rhyme used as an aid to weather forecasting for the last two thousand years. Red Sky I grabbed a quick breakfast th…

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Keep Calm And Carry On

It seems that modern weather forecasts emanate from just a few sources that syndicate their findings. It’s no surprise then that mainstream TV channels have remarkably similar forecasts when most of the announcers read from a rehearsed script rather t…

What’s Birding?

Birding? What’s that? I’d done virtually none during Fearsome February when all we had was rain, more rain and constant strong winds. Today I set off over the moss into the rising sun, past the farmer’s still steaming muck heaps and on the way nor…

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Little Surprise

Birders with eyes on the skies and ears to the ground will not be surprised by a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) report that raptor persecution shows no signs of slowing down across the UK.  Are we also shocked to learn that while…

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