All posts tagged "birds"

  • Our Patch: Unexpected Discoveries

    I used to have a horrible job working as a motor claims handler in a call centre. There were few redeeming aspects to it, but I do recall a conversation with a lady asking if I worked...

    • Posted November 12, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Migration Musings

    Autumn is a fantastic time to see large flocks, or murmurations, of Starlings. Often overlooked, these squabbly, gregarious birds actually have beautiful plumage – star-spangled and iridescent. When I first became interested in wildlife some 30+ years...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Our Patch: The Clues Are There!

    Walking last week with a friend, I was given a sort of challenge. He said he doesn’t see much wildlife when out and about, perhaps due to not really knowing what to look for nor where to...

    • Posted October 15, 2013
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  • Our Patch: The Times They Are a-Changin’

    What an interesting week it’s been! We’ve experienced torrential rain, very cold evenings, and a weekend of sunshine and warmth. We even managed to squeeze in a barbecue, I imagine the last of the season, but very...

    • Posted September 23, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Wet ‘n’ Wild!

    Almost as much as I admire our native wildlife, I love some of the words we have come up with to describe it – whether it’s the inventive collective nouns (crows come in murders, parcels, hovers, storytellings...

    • Posted September 9, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Nature’s Symphony

    As Proms season starts to get into full swing, I’m thinking about the arias and concertos created by the natural world in our very own patch. In spring, we have the joyous crescendo of the Skylark. Never...

    • Posted August 12, 2013
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  • Our Patch: On Safari

    In our patch lies Knowsley Safari Park, designed to house the unusual, but also a fantastic place to observe some superb British wildlife which has made a home in the grounds. As the visitors are car-bound, many...

    • Posted August 5, 2013
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