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A dragonfly a day- white faced darter

Originally published 10/07/2015. The white-faced darter, Leucorrhinia dubia, is the dragonfly that sparked my interest in this fascinating group of insects and so it seems only fitting to finish ‘A Dragonfly A Day’...

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Wanderings of the Glossy Ibis

A pair of glossy ibises have built a nest at a RSPB site in Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire. Whilst the pair have not produced any eggs, they have been seen courting and displaying which...

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Pectoral Sandpiper

    Seen at the RSPB reserve at Marazion Marsh, Penzance, Cornwall in the last 24 hours. Taxonomic name. Calidris melanotos. This is not a British bird, they’re scarce passage migrants from America...

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Ortolan Bunting

Seen at St Levan, Cornwall, recently, an Ortolan bunting. Taxonomic name: Emberiza hortulana. An interesting, shy little bird it was considered a delicacy in France and parts of Asia. Hunting and eating this...

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