Day 18 – 30 Days Wild

At the end of May I became an Ambassador for The Rivers Trust, so I decided to go sit next to a stretch of the River Rea, on the edge of Gannow Wood.

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Day 11 – 30 Days Wild

Today I have decided to share a wild moment from my past ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Common Kingfisher on an Urban River

On Tuesday I got up somewhat early, to arrive in Leicestershire for sunrise, where I met up with my friend James Burman. We planned to have a full day to locate, observe and film (or photograph in James’s case) his local Kingfishers, which frequent a river in the middle of a fairly busy town.

This is what I managed to get โฌ‡๏ธ

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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.  ๐Ÿ˜€

We were pretty much Frozen Britain recently, certainly in the West Midlands…

Packed full of fun facts (2011):

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Wildlife Monthly: ARG Record Pool

This month I’ve decided to focus on some wildlife that takes a backseat, and is often overlooked – Reptiles and Amphibians! ย ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿธ

ARG UK have teamed up with Amphibian and Reptile Conservation;ย to bring us a Record Pool of our water loving and sun loving friends! ย In the video below I interview Underwater Cameraman,ย Jack Perksย –ย to give us some tips and the lowdown on this nationwide survey.

To get involved with the survey; click here. ย ๐Ÿ’ป

Get spotting!

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Day 23 – 30 Days Wild

Video for the Wild

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My favourite local patch – and why it matters to me:

Ode to a Secret Riverย – the poem I mention in the video.

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Day 21 – 30 Days Wild

New Green Space

wpid-img_20150621_174434.jpgย Longbridge, in South Birmingham – the birth place and former home of Rover – has a new High Street and Green Space! ย It’s on the site of where the said factory used to be. ย The River Reaย that runs through the area has had a habitat and Green Space created around it, and it’s pretty much established and looking lush now! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I explored it after purchasing Father’s Day gifts (with my trusty mobile to hand for snaps and clips).

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The car park of the newly located Bournville College, with Green Space along side it, some of the old Rover site on the other side.

People and nature co-existing beautifully.
People and nature co-existing beautifully.

I saw a Grey Wagtailย (which have some yellow feathers)ย down there to left of where the lad on the bike was. ย The video below isn’t great but you can hear it calling ๐Ÿ˜›

The middle of the new Green Space, looking towards the chap on the bike.
The middle of the new Green Space, looking towards the chap on the bike. ย This is the bridge you see in the distance.

Where this newly created habitat ends.
Where this newly created habitat ends.

I was really pleased that this new place is now a good feeding area for House Martins, there were quite a few wizzing and swooping around ๐Ÿ™‚

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