Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Nautical Day

I’ve had a very nautical day – first of all finished the latest in my ‘Avian Geography’ series.  The little terns have nearly all left the dunes now and started their migration southwards and this is called ‘Gronant Dunes: thoughts … Continue reading

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For birds, it’s the end of the season

Some birds such as stonechat which don’t migrate are still nurturing young, but now the swifts,  swallows and martins have already left, and nearly all the little terns have gone too, leaving just a few at the reserve which are … Continue reading

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July is schooling month in the avian world

In July the fledged babies have left the nest and are have joined the main flock, to build their strength and learn the skills they need for migration or to survive the winter.  This recent painting shows cormorants basking, the browner … Continue reading

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The best things don’t always come in the most exciting wrappers!

The butterfly photographed here is a grayling (thanks to Lorna Gray for help with identification).  It is easy to miss as it always has its wings closed when it is standing still.  However when you look closely you can see … Continue reading

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