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Bird Name Quiz – the Answers

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… (insert drum roll here)…. here are the answers to last week’s Bird Name Quiz. Starling Long-tailed Tit Sparrowhawk Kestrel Nightingale Shelduck Woodpigeon Redstart Fieldfare Dunnock If you like puzzles, especially those with … Continue reading

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Bird Name Quiz

Delving in the loft the other day I came across some of my father’s old books. Amongst them was an absolute gem, handed down from my grandmother’s family. Published in 1890, it is titled Glossary of Dialect and Archaic Words … Continue reading

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The Birds of Gloucestershire

Those of you who came to Bird Fair will have seen that I had a display on my stand about the forthcoming book The Birds of Gloucestershire. Earlier this year I was approached to produce some of the illustrations for … Continue reading

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Skylark Nest – Update

About a week ago I posted about finding a skylark nest on one of the local commons (https://garnerwildlifeart.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/inspired-by-gloucestershire/). I checked back today and what had been a nest with four eggs is now a nest with four healthy-looking skylark chicks. They’re … Continue reading

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Bird Photography Competition

Today’s post is for all you wildlife photographers out there. Fancy getting your hands on US$10,000? If you do then read on. Lynx Editions, the publishers of the fabulous Handbook of the Birds of the World, has announced the first … Continue reading

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Beautiful Birds

Birds can be beautiful, it’s true. Think of a peacock tail, the wonderful iridescence of a hovering hummingbird or the fabulous and exotic plumages of birds of paradise. Beautiful is exactly right. Then again, think of a cattle egret family recovering from a … Continue reading

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