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Crane Spotter – July 2018 – Meet the Flockers

Crane Spotter – July 2018 – Meet the Flockers

Wood Pigeons in flight © Andreas Trepte It’s the month when many bird species notably flock up after breeding. There are various reasons why they do this but taking advantage of safety in numbers is a key one. Getting together affords protection while feeding, hunting, nesting and roosting. For some, forming ...

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Crane Spotter – May 2018 – The Wondrous Woodlark

Crane Spotter – May 2018 – The Wondrous Woodlark

Woodlark Lullula arborea Lots of people think Spring is truly sprung when they hear the first Cuckoo or see the first Swallow. But for me it is long before then. The signs that Summer is on its way seem to emerge earlier every year. Blackbirds were singing in the early days of January this year, despite the ...

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Crane Spotter – October 2017 – Oodles of Ouzels

Crane Spotter – October 2017 – Oodles of Ouzels

Ring Ouzel Adult male (Turdus torquatus) © Andrej Chudý This month I’ll be looking out for a generally hard-to-see migrant bird that passes through the county on autumn passage – the Ring Ouzel. It’s the moorland version of our common Blackbird and not a species most would expect to see around Cranleigh and ...

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