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Crane Spotter – April 2020 – Amazing Mandarins

Crane Spotter – April 2020 – Amazing Mandarins

Mandarin (Aix galericulata) I had a big surprise when I was checking to see if an old Tawny Owl nesting box had attracted any takers. It had never had anything trying to raise a family in it and was starting to get a bit flimsy with age. The box was about three metres up a Scot’s Pine tree on the edge of a ...

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Crane Spotter – March 2020 – March Of The Mipits

Crane Spotter – March 2020 – March Of The Mipits

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) Heads up! The troops are on their way and will soon be passing by. Those in the advance guard this month often travel solo or in pairs. But reinforcements are already on their way and we can expect a steady trickle of the cavalry over the next few weeks in the Surrey Hills. ...

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Crane Spotter – January 2020 – Rambling Brambling

Crane Spotter – January 2020 – Rambling Brambling

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) If you had your eyes set on a 2020 vision this month, and want to see something often overlooked, then why not kick off the New Year with a trip down on the beech? Among the trees I mean, not by the seaside – although that is an increasingly popular destination on 1 January ...

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