First Cuckoo

I heard my first cuckoo of the year last night, as I emerged from the wood after a spot of badger watching. One badger had shown itself and had spent a few minutes dragging fresh bedding back to the sett in a comical reverse hop-shuffle. The light became too low…

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The Times They Are A Changin’

Following the Rolling Stones inspired title of my last post, Bob Dylan’s protest anthem provides the title for this one. I shall not commit myself to continuing the pattern but we shall see! The Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August and the beginning of September for me signal…

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Spotted Flycatcher

We are lucky to have a good local population of Spotted Flycatchers that migrate to the area each summer. Sadly the species is now on the red list, meaning that they are; * Globally threatened * Historical population decline in UK during 1800–1995 * Severe (at least 50%) decline in…

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