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With One Swallow… DIVERSIFLY BLOG #3

“One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make, neither does one fine day” I never knew, until googling it now – that this saying is attributed to Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) The Oxford Dictionary says this of the Swallows saying:proverb: A single fortunate event doesn’t mean that what follows will also be good. It seems to […]

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Cor! It’s Spring… DIVERSIFLY BLOG #1

Around where I live, you can tell when spring is coming when there is a marked change in the birdsong. And this starts in January; building, building into such excited chatter by May Day that it is almost too much to bear. Before that, the soundtrack of our winter is held together by Crow, Rook and by […]

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Sabrina Mahfouz joins Urban Birds project

I am so excited to be able to tell you that Sabrina Mahfouz joins the amazing list of poets commissioned by Fair Acre Press to write a poem on everyday encounters with the birds of Britain’s towns and cities – or DIVERSIFLY, for short. She joins: Andrew McMillan Brian Bilston Carrie Etter Kaite O’Reilly Dorothea Smartt James […]

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Last call to BIRDERS!

HELLO! to all birders and birdlovers! Do you have photos or memories of encounters with birds in your British town or city? Willing to share them? Go here, please – for more details and how to send them in We are running an Urban Bird project – and from May 1st we will be blogging […]

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Urban Birds – last chance to send

At the end of April your chance to share your photos and descriptions of your every day encounters with the birds of Britain’s towns and cities – within this project – will close. Thanks to all who have sent these in already! If you would like to be part of this project – then click on […]

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