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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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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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