Pond visitors

Its nice sometimes to just stay at home in the backyard and see what birds turn up at my small reflection pool. On this occasion one of the Long Tailed Tits that visit the feeders came down briefly for a drink, as well as the more usual Collared Dove, Goldfinch, House Sparrows, Great Tit and […]

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Winter Birds

We really don’t have too much snow down here on the Devon/Cornwall border, so a covering of the white stuff was a bit of a novelty on two separate weeks in March. I could have panicked and ran around with my long lens and end up photographing nothing at all or just stay in the […]

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Great tits’ ‘black ties’ smaller in the city

Urban great tits have smaller black breast stripes than their rural neighbours, a study has found. Scientists discovered significant differences between birds living in Barcelona, Spain and a nearby forest. Smaller “black ties” appeared to improve male great tits’ survival rates in the city, while in the countryside birds with larger ties fared best. “The […]

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