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Naturelog: 19th Febuary

A bright morning and I am on the coach with the local RSPB group on my way to Titchwell, a RSPB reserve on the North Norfolk Coast. 573 more words

Natural History

Another Walk at Clumber Park

Stilton cheese improves with age, but knees do not. That point was brought home today as I ate cheese and biscuits tonight after a walk by the lake at Clumber Park. 632 more words

Shoveler

So we arrived at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands  by the Dee estuary. Before we even got through the entry door I saw this pair of magnificent looking ducks serenely sailing along in open water, and quite close by. 164 more words

Natural World

A visit to Titchwell in Norfolk

Despite a rather ominous forecast (more fog) we nevertheless headed off to North Norfolk yesterday. As it turned out there was no fog to be found on the two hour drive from Northamptonshire or on the Norfolk coast. 324 more words

Norfolk

Foraging shoveler

Some birds are so skittish that they fly away the very second that they detect my presence. Other birds are so tolerant or have gotten so used to humans that they will come right up to me or allow me to get pretty close to them. 123 more words

Photography

Shoveler

Anas clypeata

These ducks have huge spatulate bills. The male’s breeding plumage is quite distinctive with a dark green head, a bright yellow eye, bright white breast and chestnut coloured flanks. 123 more words

Nature Photography

Counting Day

Once a month we count the wildfowl on the reserve and also on the other lakes in the area to get an idea of how many there are and so how populations are fairing. 582 more words