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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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The Wild Side: WWT Welney

Two years ago my friend Jamie Wyver and I visited the wonderful Welney Wetland Centre, near Wisbech in the east of England (Norfolk).  We were there filming for episode five of our TV series, The Wild Side, which was commissioned and broadcast by Cambridge TV (now called That's Cambridge).  The main subject of course, was the beautiful… Continue reading The Wild Side: WWT Welney

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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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Upton Warren: Eurasian Curlew

The now classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, UK Amber and Red List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review and as a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, Eurasian Curlew are still holding on at Upton Warren in the landlocked county of Worcestershire in the West Midlands region, and they… Continue reading Upton Warren: Eurasian Curlew

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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 February

So, it's February and quite a lot of us are seeing signs of spring.  But what wildlife is there to see?  Well, here are my four short fact filled informative videos; on some cool bird species you should look and listen out for this month! Enjoy 🙂 (2012) https://youtu.be/HBS2ZJHv2dY https://youtu.be/QF7J135u3P8 * irruptions https://youtu.be/mmFgacI4mLI (2016) https://youtu.be/p-90-r2MTGw… Continue reading Wildlife in February

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Wildlife in December

Out of the videos I have made, these three videos are definitely some of my 'favourites', as I love Water Rails, Whooper Swans and enjoy feeding the birds, and playingaround in the kitchen.  😀 We were pretty much Frozen Britain recently, certainly in the West Midlands... Packed full of fun facts (2011): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdxI-9iWVws https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEn4Z08BOK8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF1BsPYv7g8 Thanks… Continue reading Wildlife in December