Tagged: Birds

Mallard.

Top Ten Facts: Mallard

High-flyer. The humble Mallard has been recorded flying at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour – slightly faster than the average speed of most waterfowl. While the Mallard does not typically...

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The Hawfinch Irruption

A natural event is currently taking place across Britain that is genuinely exceptional, and rather exciting for anyone with an interest in birds. Every birder is well aware of the difficulty of finding...

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Crow vs Buzzard

“Meeagh” “Meeeeagh” Higher pitched than I expected a buzzard cry to be; three of them wheeling over the fields high up – 150 feet perhaps. I stand and watch, trying to remember the...

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Where distractions happen.

Like birds

What it would be like, to be flying high above the traffic-stained pathways between the concrete structures of the city. To be soaring next to your classmates, colleagues, friends, taking each turn with...

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Kicking Up A Stink

Britain. It’s one big beautiful mass of habitats. Forests, rivers, wetlands, lowlands, meadows, grasslands, mountains, lakes, ponds and, of course, moorlands. Ah moorlands, possibly the most hotly debated habitat in the UK. Debated...

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Dawn in the Forests of Bonaire

Just before light chases them away, geckos chirp their farewells from tree to tree and branch to branch.  As the blackness of night dissolves in to the brightness of day, the first bird...

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The Homogenizing of Nature.

Homogenization means to make something ‘uniform or similar’, it is a concept with connotations of blandness and repetitiveness. It could easily be applied to Britain’s high-streets, which are increasingly becoming rows of identical...

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