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Some less common birds from my garden

With the better weather last week I was a bit more active in the garden, (mostly) remembering to carry my pocket digital camera in my trouser pocket. Unfortunately I have lost count of the more unusual photos – including a … Continue reading

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A ‘Macnab’ of water birds in the garden?

Because of the feeders, the woodland, the burn and the general location our garden is full of wildlife.  Despite that, the variety during the last week surpassed normal expectations of what we might see. On Wednesday, in or beside the … Continue reading

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Wild bird egg thieves – how you can help

  For the few remaining criminals in the UK who raid the nests of rare birds to steal eggs for their collection, the season is beginning.  Early nesting birds such as the raven and heron may already have been targeted. … Continue reading

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Blatant cruelty

I’ve had a pretty busy week, hence the lack of tweets on Twitter.  I worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the National Wildlife Crime Unit (28 hours in the three days). The following day, Thursday, I gave a presentation at … Continue reading

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Birds keeping their heads down

Continuing the accounts of my 2011/12 wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate   Thursday 12 July 2012.  Weather:  Dry, though overcast till late morning, then intermittent sunshine. Light wind.  Three weeks since my last visit, with a sprained right … Continue reading

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An extremely sick wild rabbit

    Part 2 of my walk on 20 May on a Highland Perthshire estate during my 2011/2012 wildlife survey   I tied up the boat and drove up to the estate, noting when I passed that the nine Canada … Continue reading

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Is a heron really a bird?

The heron is visiting our burn almost daily now: in fact it was even in the burn in the dark last night, only flying off when, as I walked down the drive, the lights came on. It was back again … Continue reading

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