Category: Another Bird Blog

Back In Time

Three more weeks in captivity is the sentence. While we’re waiting for the starting pistol here’s an earlier post of Another Bird Blog from June 2017. The day promised a visit to the Bowland Hills, “England’s Answer to Tuscany”, about 20 miles away fr…

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Garden Top Ten

Thanks to the Wuhan Flu and house arrest it seems we are all to become garden birdwatchers until further notice. Just in time then to read of the latest results from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, an event held over the weekend of 25-27 January …

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Keep Your Distance

Birds are well practised in social distancing; in fact they are experts. When was the last time if ever you were closer than two metres to a wild bird? The long lens on a modern digital SLR camera can play tricks with our understanding of a bird’s to…

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Back To The Future

Get used to it you birders. This is the dystopian, authoritarian future. The current lockdown is just a dress rehearsal for the real thing of the not too distant future. The Department for Transport has launched a consultation paper which calls fo…

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Working From Home.

Sue. “You call that work?”. “I am at my place of work with a cup of coffee. Blogging, replying to emails or reading the latest news. It keeps my mind active, enquiring and less likely to putrefy with old age”. No PR spin, no advertising and …

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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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