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October: Amazing Autumn

Made in October 2011 [VIDEOS], three great things to look out for this month:  acorn crazy Jays, Rutting Fallow Deer & fun looking Fungi! 🥜 🦌 🍄 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeR-IWdG31o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjILAn8uIxc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuE0I27dGQI Apologies for the inaccuracies in the Fungi video; pronunciation of hallucinogenic and apparently you can eat  Amethyst Deceivers - but it is better to be safe than… Continue reading October: Amazing Autumn

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Wildlife in April

Dash out in between the drip, drip, drop, little April showers and see the wildlife detailed in my short videos below: (2012) https://youtu.be/DTr_Ksn22KA https://youtu.be/dLJy_3Br2LM https://youtu.be/YA5zpPpa_lw (2011) https://youtu.be/fGLM6P4Ir-k https://youtu.be/rg8aYVVEp4Y https://youtu.be/0cRXkpY0koE Thanks for visiting 🙂 x  

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Canned Hilbre

⬆️ The video mentioned in the blog-post ⬇️

Elliot Montieth

Joined up with midlands naturalist Adam L. Canning for a trip over to Hilbre Island, Cheshire yesterday for a winter fix of waders and sea ducks. A total of 7hrs was spent on the island with Adam, resulting in a number of notable species: Purple Sandpiper, Common Scoter, Rock Pipit, Brent Goose (ssp. hota), Common Eider and an unseasonable Northern Gannet to name but a few.

The perfect lighting gave way for some ample photographic opportunities of the wintering Purple Sandpipers on the island, I’ve uploaded several onto the blog. Hopefully you’ll be able to make out the purple iridescence which gives them their name.

Purple Sandpiper_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 1_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 3_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sandpiper 4_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Purple Sand_edited-1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

Other bits and bobs…

Common Scoter_edited-1 Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)

Eider on Hilbre_edited-1 Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)

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Wildlife in May

A few years ago I made a series of short videos which were featured on the Reader's Digest Magazine website, entitled Wildlife Monthly.   Each month I produced 3 videos around a minute or more, detailing flora and fauna (mainly fauna) for you to look out for; be it in your garden, local park /… Continue reading Wildlife in May

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Day 14 – 30 Days Wild

"Tweet for the wild"  14/06/16 Today I tweeted a link to the video below - which I made last year - about my favourite local patch and why it matters to me: The poem I mentioned in the video:  Ode to a Secret River Thanks 😀

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Day 8 – 30 Days Wild

Some Good News 08/06/16 See video: http://youtu.be/DUVkL1l8W9s  More info:  The course is ran by B'ham Metropolitan College at the Botanical Gardens - the course involves; boundary habitat conservation, ecological surveys and techniques, ecology of trees, woods and forests, game management and environmental studies. Thankyou. 😊

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild

Nature Highlights at Minsmere 03/06/16 Hello 😊 For day three, I caught up on Springwatch and UNSPRUNG episodes that I've missed, plus I've put together a short video of my highlights at RSPB Minsmere (below) featuring:   Great Spotted Woodpecker Otter Nightingale (Song) Chaffinches Sand Martins Stone-Curlew Barnacle Goose Avocet Redshank Black-Headed Gull Chicks Enjoy! https://youtu.be/HQbRLwWRg2Q… Continue reading Day 3 – 30 Days Wild