Author Archives: campaignerkate

About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.

Crossbill corner

On my bird survey walk near Stokenchurch for the River Thame Conservation Trust I saw a crossbill Continue reading

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There’s always something on Otmoor

A visit to Otmoor always produces something of interest. When I went on 6 January I saw pintail ducks and a water rail. Continue reading

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Listening to silence

On the last day of 2018 I walked from Burford with my friend Marika Kovacs. Continue reading

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Prestwood in winter

I returned to Prestwood in Bucks to do the farmland bird survey for the British Trust for Ornithology, it’s different in winter. Continue reading

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Fifty years of diary-keeping

I have kept a daily diary since fifty years ago today, 2 January 1969. Continue reading

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My bird year 2018

In 2018 I saw 112 and heard a further three species of birds. Continue reading

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Cromer’s crabsters

Cromer in north Norfolk, which hosted the Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together last October, has a proud fishing industry.  Cromer crab and lobster are great delicacies.  As I walked around the town in the interstices of the conference, I … Continue reading

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