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Category: Crane Spotter

Crane Spotter – June 2019 – Lesser spotted

Crane Spotter – June 2019 – Lesser spotted

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) Have any of you noticed how clean the front of your car is nowadays? Some 15 to 20 years ago there was a regular chore to complete after every significant journey. Hot water, a bucket, soap and a brush were needed to scrape off a grim gallery of dead insects on the ...

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Crane Spotter – March 2019 – Bittersweet Battlers

Crane Spotter – March 2019 – Bittersweet Battlers

Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis Cabaret) Remember the famous cinema quote from Tom Hanks, playing the Forrest Gump character in the film of the same name? ‘Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get’. I always recall those words when I hear or see an increasingly scarce ...

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Crane Spotter – December 2018 – Black snow fooling

Crane Spotter – December 2018 – Black snow fooling

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) I can’t be sure if it will be a white Christmas this year – but it will certainly be a black one. Each December, as the daylight fades ever earlier and people scurry ever faster to squeeze in the last of their shopping before the happy day, a spectacular display takes place in the skies ...

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