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Richard Pegler
Passionate about Owls
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Speyside Holiday, Pt.2 - 13th to 18th June, 2017
Continuing from Pt.1 of my account of our Speyside Holiday, which you can find here -  Speyside Holiday, Pt.1 - this is Pt.2 which covers the remaining days of the holiday. Tuesday, 13th June I was booked to lead a group to find dragonflies and damselflies ...

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Ticknall Limeyards - on 1st June, 2017
I'm trying to catch up with posts on some of the trips out that I've made over the past couple of months. Although, several years ago, I saw a Red-eyed Damselfly only about 5 miles (8 km) from my home, I only managed one poor image. Furthermore it was in a ...

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Speyside Holiday, Pt.1 - 9th to 18th June, 2017
At least once a year, for the past eight years, I've had a holiday based at the wonderful Grant Arms in Grantown on Spey. Most of the time, including this time, I've been accompanied by my wife, Lindsay, who is very accommodating when it comes to my wildlif...

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Heather - on Thursday 25th May, 2017
Lindsay and I have been away on a 10-day holiday to Scotland. We've been back for just over a week, but I've been busy processing the thousands (literally) of photos I shot whilst we were away. I apologise to my friends out in Bloggerland and Twitterville i...

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A Morning at Rutland Water - on Saturday 27th May, 2017
On the bank holiday Saturday I was booked for a turn of monitoring duty from 09h00 until 13h00 on the Rutland Osprey Project. As it was expected to be rather busy with visitors, I was extremely grateful that someone volunteered to accompany me for the morni...

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Whixall Moss - on Tuesday 23rd May
I'd been looking for an opportunity to go back to Whixall Moss on the Shropshire/Wales border. However, if the visit was going to be any use to me it had to be fine weather, otherwise the dragonflies would be hard to find. On this particular day, the weathe...

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Banded Demoiselle - on 19th May, 2017
I had to go to King's Bromley, 18 miles (29 km) from my home to collect some wild bird food. On my way back I decided to call in at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's nature reserve  - Croxall Lakes. Having parked my car and entered the reserve, the first thing...

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A Turn Of Duty - on Thursday 11th May,2017
This year I have taken a bit of a back seat as a volunteer on the Rutland Osprey Project. Rather than book up for a regular fortnightly afternoon turn of duty, I decided to hold off, and just offer to fill in when there were gaps in the roster. This would g...

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A Visit to Ketton Quarry - on 5th May, 2017
John had been unavailable for our semi-regular Thursday afternoon out on 4th, due to one of his dogs being unwell. We'd tentatively postponed our excursion until the following day but, in the event,  John didn't feel confident enough to leave the dog on the...

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A Visit to Alvecote Wood - on 30th April, 2017
Alvecote Wood is a great place for, amongst other things, dragonflies and damselflies. It is only about 12 miles (20 km) from my home, but is privately owned, and has limited access. It is only open to the public on the last Sunday of each month (between 10...
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