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Two for joy: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #10

About ten years ago, I was an eBay addict – when I opened one of my impulse buys I made myself jump out of my skin… it was a taxidermied magpie. Perhaps because of the song* – I ended up buying two. As I write this I wonder if I have grown in some way […]

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The sky as Sea : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #9

Watching a murmuration of starlings is so close to watching underwater films of shoals of small fish it makes me realise how similar these two mediums are… both with oxygen and water – just in different ratios: they have the same challenges, the same opportunities for both predator and prey being very much three or […]

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Late Night Out?: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #8

or early start to your day? and you have a chance to see the birds of the night…or hear them…. This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details on the project go here Uncertain about whether owls would set up home in urban territories, as successfully as say the peregrine falcon I decided to […]

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Little Brown Birds: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #7

Do you have a problem working out just what little brown bird you are looking at?      I do! So I have been looking at the RSPB chatroom on this subject and found the following really useful: Posted byRoyW  on 21 Jan 2013 7:46 PM It takes time to get to know what you need […]

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Fancy Pigeons?: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #5

The poor old pigeon, it’s not very well liked is it? Even its name “Feral Pigeon” sounds dirty and unwanted. But wherever you live in Britain, if you are in a town or city – you will be lucky enough to see them, often I know, I know – Sky Rats, they are called, and […]

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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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