Category Archives: Birds

April ouzels

In April I walked up Tavy Cleave on Dartmoor and saw and heard two ring ouzels. Continue reading

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Around Cardiff Bay

On a recent Ramblers’ weekend in Cardiff I took the opportunity to walk round Cardiff Bay on the Wales Coast Path. Continue reading

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Turtle dove at last

At last, on an unlikely August afternoon, I saw a turtle dove at Otmoor. Continue reading

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Hurly-burly over bridge

The 120-year campaign for a bridge over the River Wharfe at Burley in Wharfedale is at last making progress. Continue reading

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Three nightjar-highlights

I had three nightjar-sightings on my survey visit this year, a record for me. Continue reading

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Walbury wander

A mid-May walk from Walbury Hill, West Berkshire, in the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Continue reading

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Swooping sand martins

It was a long time since I had seen the sand martins at Cadover Bridge on the River Plym on south-west Dartmoor.  So, when I had a short gap between the previously-described walk over Sheepstor and the Dartmoor Preservation Association … Continue reading

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