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  1. kennethwfd

    Very early swallows

    Has swallow migration started already? I noted several swallows perched on overhead wires in early August, and a few days ago, a massive flock over Pennington marshes which now seem to have gone. I wonder whether the hot weather has helped in an abundance of insects, and autumn is going to get...
  2. kennethwfd

    First UK Beaver kit for 400 years

    The Cheshire beavers (and their kit) were a news item on BBC Breakfast today
  3. kennethwfd

    First UK Beaver kit for 400 years

    the headline should read "First Dorset Beaver kit"
  4. kennethwfd

    First UK Beaver kit for 400 years

    News from the Dorset Wildlife Trust regarding the pair of beavers reintroduced last year have produced at least one kit, as beavers typically have three, hopefully there will be more sightings Dorset Beaver Project | Dorset Wildlife Trust
  5. kennethwfd

    Wader ID UK

    Thanks for the replies. Another tick on my list
  6. kennethwfd

    A Scilly Diary.

    I love Scilly, and would gladly move there if I could. UV light is much stronger, and regularly catches people out who think "Well, it's just another part of England"
  7. kennethwfd

    Wader ID UK

    Thanks for replies, the photos are heavily cropped as only had 135mm lens. Will take my 400 and see if they are still there later. (there were two)
  8. kennethwfd

    Wader ID UK

    ID please. Taken yesterday, Hampshire UK, near coast.
  9. kennethwfd

    Sparrow nest holds up roadworks

    Major bridge repairs to the A35/C10 at Holmsley cannot be completed due to a pair of sparrows nesting in a "temporary" structure in connection with the roadworks. The C10 cannot be reopened until the birds have vacated the nest advertser and times
  10. kennethwfd

    Fiction Books on Birds

    The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe Chicken Little The ugly Duckling Robinson Crusoe had Poll the parrot A dodo, duck. lory and eaglet are mentioned in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  11. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    I missed house martin because I don't know the scientific name. Could we have names in a standard format pls?
  12. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    House Martin
  13. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Red Kite
  14. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Great Egret
  15. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    can we jump to Y and I an posting Yaffle or Green Woodpecker
  16. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    starling
  17. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Is mistaken identuty of a bird now a felony?
  18. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Quail. I assure everyone that this was not a captive bird, it wandered into a yard and very swiftly left
  19. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    I'd suggest the common names be listed alphabetically, can't do anything to Q having discovered some old photos of a hen quail and her chicks. I've seen this game played with each day being devoted to a letter, day 1 a, 2, b and so on, or end of the bird's word, where the last letter becomes the...
  20. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    ok. i'll try Linnet
  21. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Lapwing
  22. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Herring gull
  23. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Anas Dypetia Northern Shoveler
  24. kennethwfd

    ABC Birds

    Whitethroat
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