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DIVERSIFLY podcast #1:Brett Westwood

Welcome to the first of 7 podcasts from the DIVERSIFLY project. In this podcast you will join Brett Westwood and Nadia Kingsley on an Urban Bird Walk, in the centre of Stourbridge, West Midlands Brett jointly won the Thomson Reuters/Zoological Record Award for Communicating Zoology with Stephen Moss for the book and radio series Tweet of the Day, […]

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A great Designer!

I would just like to share: particularly with other small presses – a wonderful recent find.. Algimantas Murza: Algimantas Murza graduated college in 2003 with a diploma in editorial design; working first in a small medical publishing house then, after 4 years, for the oldest and one of the biggest Lithuanian newspapers “Lietuvos zinios”. He […]

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DIVERSIFLY update

The DIVERSIFLY book is coming along really well. I have written to everyone who submitted work now HUGE thanks again to everyone who has been interested in the project and especially those of you who have submitted work! I have loved reading and looking at everything – and your involvement in the project improves the […]

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Urban Birds/DIVERSIFLY submissions are now closed

DEADLINE for participating in URBAN BIRDS project by submitting poetry and artwork on everyday encounters with the birds of Britain’s towns and cities has now closed.   Soon I will be looking at all the submissions from poets and visual artists. I cant wait as I haven’t seen any of them yet!!   Then starts the […]

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Ending Swiftly: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #18

As this is the last of my blogs for the URBAN BIRDS project – the swift came to mind… Thanks to you all for reading these blogs – I hope you have enjoyed them –  and, hopefully, are taking part in the project! This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details go here Swifts […]

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Record Breaker : DIVERSIFLY BLOG # 17

“HANGRY BIRDS  Bizarre moment massive red-tailed hawk kills a pigeon in downtown New York and eats it sat on top of a car” Though perhaps not one of The Sun’s most memorable of headlines (such as Freddie Starr ate my hamster, Zip Me Up Before You Go Go, Gotcha!, Paddy Pantsdown, or Who Told That […]

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It’s exotic, innit : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #16

Who needs to holiday abroad these days for the touch of the exotic? This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details on the project go here When I was eighteen I was luck enough to spend nine months in Australia. One of my strongest memories is just driving into town to go to the […]

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Swanning Around : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #15

There are several species of swan in Britain but the most common is the Mute Swan – so-named as it has no call – though is very good at hissing, and even an occasional grunt. This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details on the project go here Caroline Gill sent this account through […]

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Urban Living: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #14

What’s so great about Urban Living for Birds? A few years ago, Anders Pape Muller from the University of Paris-Sud walked through the small suburban town of Orsay, France, counting all the birds he saw or heard. He walked through built-up urban areas, and through forest and farmland. He found that Orsay’s birds were congregating […]

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The Dawning : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #13

It began with an awakening, a rude and yet joyful awakening, at the imminence of dawn. Somewhere in the distance, from the village of Dial Post, a cockerel crowed – once, twice, and then, thrice.Then a Cuckoo called, dutifully, from a faraway shadowland of Oaks in the monastral west. Out there, shapes and patterns were […]

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