The starling and the stoat

April 30, 2012 - It's not often I come home to find an adult bird in the house, seemingly unharmed, with all windows closed. At our last...
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"Operation noctua" end of week 10

April 30, 2012 - An "end of week report" a day later than normal thanks to the weather, my health and my ongoing efforts to attract high-...
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Why is the swift the most impressive bird of all?

April 29, 2012 - So why do I consider the common swift to be the best bird of all? Better than kingfishers, ospreys, eagles, peregrines,...
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The best bird of all is back!

April 28, 2012 - It is with much joy that I can report my favourite bird of all is back in our skies for three short months again this su...
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"Operation noctua" week 10 update

April 24, 2012 - As regular visitors to this site will know, I've taken a week off work to a) try and photograph the local little owls, b...
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"Operation noctua" end of week 9

April 22, 2012 - Because I've not been very well for a while, I've not had the energy to keep tabs on our local little owls this week, ot...
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First cuckoo of the year (plus bluebells)

April 22, 2012 - One day before I should see my beloved swifts again over this neck of the woods (or towns more specifically with swifts)...
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Snakes in the grass

April 22, 2012 - I was going to blog today on a few different subjects (see blog above for those) but as I stumbled across a meadow of sn...
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An extremely cold May forecast?

April 19, 2012 - April 2011 was the driest and warmest ever (if memory serves me correctly) whereas April 2012 looks like being one of th...
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"One swallow does not a summer make..."

April 18, 2012 - One swallow does not a summer make…. This quote is all too oft attributed to Aristotle, but in fact the great philosoph...
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The world's gone yellow...

April 16, 2012 - After a blood test this morning I decided to go for a run through the swamps and gorse. (I dont know if the blood test w...
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"Operation noctua" end of week 8

April 15, 2012 - As described here, I've not been up to much this week, so there's not a whole lot to report owl-wise. I think I've driv...
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Bored of Titanic?

April 15, 2012 - I think I mentioned that I was born in mid April some time ago on this blog, on April 14th to be exact - forty one years...
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"Operation noctua" end of week 7

April 08, 2012 - As described here, this week has brought a realisation upon me that there is more to see in the surrounding fields, heat...
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Deer roe deer - the bluebells?

April 06, 2012 - I just happen to have been born in mid April, coinciding nicely with the appearance of bluebells in our British woods (a...
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Spring stutters into life

April 06, 2012 - Well... the weather is on the cool side again (after an incredibly warm March) but the lanes are lined with white blosso...
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"Operation noctua" end of week 6

April 01, 2012 - Another warm (for the time of year) week but all change now as the blocking anticyclone drifts off into the north Atlant...
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