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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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Crane Spotter – November 2018 – Fireworks!

Crane Spotter – November 2018 – Fireworks!

Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) RED-listed What’s going up and down Thousands of us are in for another top firework display at the Cranleigh bonfire. It will be all eyes to the skies as Cranleigh Lions give us another spectacular show and the rockets rise and explode in a fabulous fiesta of light and colour. ...

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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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