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The Woodcock. By Andrew Brown

Legend has it that when the world was created, whoever devised birds did a very good job but
was left with a few unused parts in a box so he used them all up to create what we now know

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Pink-footed Geese. By Steve Connor

Pink-footed Geese are seen and heard quite often through the winter months in the WVBS
area, often in flocks numbering in the hundreds, but almost all records are of birds flying over,
with them very rarely seen ‘on the deck’

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Where’s That Quail? By Stewart Betts

On the sunny morning of July 6th this year I was sitting in my Thorpe Marriott garden having
breakfast and reading the EDP, when the faint song of a Quail entered my consciousness.
During the ensuing 20 minutes or so

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Swift Revelations – Citizen science from an armchair. By David Gittens

Some of you may have followed my story of the pair of common swifts that eventually raised
two young in our nest box during the 2020 breeding season. Well, I was curious to know just
how many feeds the adults

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Glis glis: The Edible Dormouse. By Cath Robinson

In 2017 I had an opportunity to help with a monitoring survey of Glis glis, the Edible
Dormouse, and I thought that members might be interested in this foreign invader.
At the Pompeii exhibition in London in 2013 I remember

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