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The Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

Grey Wagtails are a bright active bird, rather more colourful than their name suggests. They prefer to live along fast flowing sections of rivers & streams and are native residents across much of Britain, particularly western areas like Wales. An ideal location would be one with plenty of rocks...

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Cool Surveys

RSPB Big Garden Bird watch, it’s amazing how quickly the year goes by. We chose to do our watch on the Saturday this year and it’s been a beautiful crisp cold day. Most of the expected birds turned up for their daily feed, you can see our results further...

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2010

Last weekend was the 2010 instalment of the RSPB’s “Big Garden Bird Watch”. The whole family took part on a day that was beautiful for the event, we were joined by a Robin who seemed to enjoy bird watching himself. Chilly with a layer of snow on the ground...

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Jay – Garrulus glandarius

The Eurasian Jay is a colourful member of the crow family and is resident across most of Europe. Jays breed in various types of woodland but prefer oak, for its abundance of acorns. We are lucky enough to have a reasonable number of these rather shy birds, breeding locally....

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