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The Darkling Thrush

Another mistle thrush heard singing in the Shaky Bridge area which ” Had chosen thus to fling his soul   Upon the growing gloom” (Thomas Hardy). It was this lovely poem which made me aware how early in winter these birds always … Continue reading

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Mistle Thrush

I heard a mistle thrush sing this morning in the Gorse Farm area. Also 6 long tailed tits in the garden this afternoon.

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Those Corvids again …

I know I know, I’ll be breaking all the rules, sorry – but I just had to share this with you and bring a smile to your faces: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lancashire-45536348/magpie-and-whippet-s-unlikely-friendship

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Clever crows

Not everybody will like them, but I confess I’m an admirer of crows. My local crows have young and are very keen to clear up my leftover scraps during this prolonged drought. I have taught them to come by loudly … Continue reading

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Llandrindod golf course birdies

3 Reed Buntings in full song there today,  also 1 GS Woodpecker, a few inquisitive Red Kites and plenty of singing Skylarks & Meadow Pipits.

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Lake cygnets

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Reed warblers at lake

Nice to hear the reed warblers in full song the other day opposite Lakeside Avenue. Amazing they’re still there as it’s rather bare now with most lakeside reeds cut down there for the vieooow 😦

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