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Little Surprise

When you have been looking at birds as long as I have, its not common to have a surprise. Sure, you don’t know on any outing which birds you will see but, long term, there’s another sort of surprise. I … Continue reading

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Kestrel

Our Kestrel in Britain is a challenge to photograph. Perched, its not too confiding although, on the odd occasion it will allow you close, say, in the car. However, flying is different challenge. When its not travelling fast it might … Continue reading

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The Colour of a Bird

Much more than mammals birds exploit colour. It might be for display, to keep a group together or to warn predators. Further, some use different colours throughout the year. My picture today is of a Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe in … Continue reading

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Squirrels

Where I live I see both Red and Grey Squirrels. I probably see more Reds since I intentionally go to places where they occur. As an approximation, Greys are in urban areas and Reds in rural areas. In the countryside … Continue reading

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Plover

Some birds are easy to identify but others are tricky due to variations either inherent (morphs) or seasonal. Last week we were walking along the coast when we spotted some waders (shorebirds). Although I was reasonably confident of the identification … Continue reading

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Nuthatch

Nuthatch is special to me since it did not feature in my birding until the turn of the century. Then, we would take the long trip to Coldstream and The Hirsel to see it. Usually we were successful. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Curlew at the Coast

This is my first Blog since I had to resurrect my website. Welcome if you haven’t been here before. I was walking at the coast when I saw a Curlew. Having likely bred inland our Curlews migrate the short distance … Continue reading

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