Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gruesome Goose Gallery

Escapes, ferals and hybrids. No group of birds epitomises this stigmatised category more than geese … although ducks come a close second. When encountered, examples from this embattled group customarily receive short shrift from birders, who are all too ready … Continue reading

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The Cattle Egret at Earls Barton

Northamptonshire’s fifth Cattle Egret was discovered in yesterday’s late evening gloom in the grassy surrounds of the RMC pit, just across the road from Summer Leys reserve. It did not remain there for any length of time, promptly vanishing before … Continue reading

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