The Bluegown Blog
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By alicebg, Jun 17 2017 01:37PM
There are certain birds that, no matter how common they might be, always seem to come as a pleasant surprise. The garrulous and delightful Long-Tailed Tit is one such for me and, I suspect, a lot of other people.
By alicebg, May 8 2017 06:52PM
Few birds in Britain are as celebrated as the Osprey. A major symbol of conservation and a tourist attraction rolled into one, this bizarre raptor proved over half-a-century ago that Nature had an economic role to play - a lesson that still seems lost on developers, farmers and landowners across the country. Nonetheless, the Osprey's enduring public appeal remains a positive beacon.
By alicebg, Mar 28 2017 06:59PM
During my birdwatching 'career' I must have seen dozens, maybe hundreds, of Meadow Pipits. Or, just as likely, I haven't seen any. That's one of the problems with what is possibly the UK's most frustrating bird.
By alicebg, Feb 22 2017 06:56PM
Winter on the east coast brings many delights for both the committed and casual birdwatcher, primarily in the form of waders, geese and ducks. In the latter category, one of the most striking and most immediately noticeable is the charming Wigeon.
By alicebg, Jan 30 2017 08:15PM
The Little Owl is such a familiar feature of our countryside that it comes as something of a shock to learn that it is not native to Britain. It was in fact introduced during the Victorian Era, which makes it at once historically remote from our current age, but also a disconcertingly recent interloper.