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Crane Spotter – October 2021 – Jay talking

Crane Spotter – October 2021 – Jay talking

Jay searching for food (Garrulus glandarius) I saw this outrageously dressed fella the other day and by the amount of food he was transporting away you’d think another lockdown was imminent. Mr Pink made numerous return visits to ‘the shops’ over the space of three hours and was back for the umpteenth time as ...

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Crane Spotter – July 2021 – Many happy returns

Crane Spotter – July 2021 – Many happy returns

White Stork, (Ciconia ciconia). Impressive glider: Look what conservationists are bringing back The day was hotting up and as I gazed down from my vantage point in the Surrey Hills I noticed a slowly circling Red Kite below me. As it rose gradually on a thermal until it was at eye level I then spotted three ...

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Crane Spotter – June 2021 – Eyes for the Osprey

Crane Spotter – June 2021 – Eyes for the Osprey

The Osprey searching high above the landscape looking for fish A magnificent bird attracting more media coverage than most others put together was back in the headlines last month. And what a sickening story it is. Two days after a pair of rare Ospreys laid their first egg at a north Wales site they were ...

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Crane Spotter – May 2021 – Bye, baby Bunting

Crane Spotter – May 2021 – Bye, baby Bunting

‘Fancy meeting you here!’ Rustic Bunting and Little Bunting - in the same Surrey bush, Photo by David Carlsson Have you ever been somewhere hundreds or thousands of miles from home and then got the shock of your life when you unexpectedly bumped into someone you knew? It happened to me once while hitchhiking ...

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