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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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Crane Spotter – September 2017 – Stirring things up

Crane Spotter – September 2017 – Stirring things up

Hobby (Falco subbuteo) It’s ‘eyes to the skies’ time a bit more frequently than usual this month. That’s because as some of our summer visitors begin to leave us there are other birds starting to arrive for the autumn and winter. And there is always the chance of an unexpected scarcity putting in an appearance too ...

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