Category Archives: Chilterns

On new year’s day every bird counts

On new year’s day I am eager to see any species of bird for the year’s records. Continue reading

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The mis-mapping of downland

When walking recently on Shirburn Hill in Oxfordshire I found that the mapped access land was identical to the unmapped downland. Continue reading

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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Gate too twee

A Turville resident has rightly challenged the twee gate which has appeared on the footpath to the windmill. Continue reading

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Jingle-jangle morning

I was up early this morning to look for corn buntings near Lodge Hill at Bledlow in the Bucks Chilterns, and was at the start of my walk by 6.30.  As I crossed the fields the skylarks were singing, with … Continue reading

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Coal tit coincidence

I was pleased to find a coal tit on my winter bird survey where I had seen one two months before. Continue reading

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The Ramblers’ Shirburn Hill rally

Twenty years ago 2,500 Ramblers rallied on Shirburn Hill, Oxfordshire, to celebrate the government’s decision to legislate for freedom to roam. Continue reading

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