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Barry Bishop
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Mappleton and Flambro
Geography field trip today. A bit cool at the coast as we measured pebbles on the beach. There was another school on the beach as we carried out our measurements. Then it was time to go to Flamboro. I managed to get a quick shot of nesting kittiwakes House ...
Mappleton and Flambro
Mappleton and Flambro
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Mrs Montagu draws a crowd
On duty at Blacktoft yesterday. My journey there was very straightforward until I got to Goole docks. A ship was going into one of the inner docks and I had to wait 20 minutes. Once on the reserve the change in the vegetation since my last visit some weeks ...
Mrs Montagu draws a crowd
Mrs Montagu draws a crowd
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Glen Rosa
A sunny day but the wind had a cold edge to it. Glen Rosa is mentioned in various articles as a good place for raptors so off I set. Not a long journey from Lamlash where I am staying and there was still space in the small car park. Other people in the car ...
Glen Rosa
Glen Rosa
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Blackwaterfoot
The weather forecast for today was for rain about lunchtime so I got up early and drove over to Blackfoot. This is where the hotel we will be staying at is situated and I wanted to sort out a couple of walks. I walked south from the hotel along the coastal ...
Blackwaterfoot
Blackwaterfoot
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Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
Drove to Whiting Bay to get some petrol and then parked watching lesser black backed gulls bathing. Across the road was the entrance to a Forestry Commission walk and the sign showed red squirrels so off I set. The pictures show the walk. Birds  seen includ...
Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
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Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
Drove to Whiting Bay to get some petrol and then parked watching lesser black backed gulls bathing. Across the road was the entrance to a Forestry Commission walk and the sign showed red squirrels so off I set. The pictures show the walk. Birds  seen includ...
Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
Glenashdale and Giants' Trail
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Brodick Castle and Machrie Standing stones
A few pictures from yesterday. Brodick Castle where I hoped to see red squirrels. willow warblers were in the castle grounds. Next stop the distillery Excellent vegetable soup and cheese toasted sandwiches. No sign of golden eagles at   the back of the dist...
Brodick Castle and Machrie Standing stones
Brodick Castle and Machrie Standing stones
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Arran. Days two and three.
This is the view from the cottage. The only picture at the moment as the internet is a bit hit and miss. On a morning sit here having breakfast watching gannets, otters, red breasted merganser, ringed plover, wheatear and sandwich terns. Yesterday started o...
Arran. Days two and three.
Arran. Days two and three.
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Arran Day One
27 people turned up for the Dawn Chorus walk in York Cemetery. Chiffchaff, blackcap, bullfinch and sparrowhawk were the highlights. I left York at 0815 and arrived at Ardrossan harbour at 1pm. The ferry left at 3.20 which allowed me time to have a look roun...
Arran Day One
Arran Day One
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Dawn chorus walk in Rowntree Park
Six am on a Sunday morning in a park in York and the weather is drier than yesterday morning. However it is still cold and there is little sign of wildlife. The first bird we heard was a male blackcap but he was singing from the middle of a bush to keep out...
Dawn chorus walk in Rowntree Park
Dawn chorus walk in Rowntree Park
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