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Report on the Isle of Wight Ornithology Group local outing to Parkhurst Forest. Saturday 2 June 2007
Posted by adam on 26 September 2008, 12:00 am

A report on the crepuscular and nocturnal birdlife of this nearby forest.

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Report on a guided RSPB walk around Brading Marshes. Sunday 4 May 2008.
Posted by adam on , 12:00 am

A report on a visit to this RSPB reserve during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: NOVEMBER 2006 – PIED WAGTAIL
Posted by adam on 9 November 2006, 12:00 am

The constant tail-wagging gives this bird an endearing quality…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER 2006 – FIELDFARE
Posted by adam on 20 October 2006, 12:00 am

Fieldfares are happy to move about widely in search of food supplies…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: SEPTEMBER 2006 – JAY
Posted by adam on 11 September 2006, 12:00 am

Autumn is the best time of year to look for these beautifully coloured birds…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: AUGUST 2006 – BUZZARD
Posted by adam on 1 August 2006, 12:00 am

Buzzards are the largest birds of prey likely to be seen regularly in Northwood and Medham …

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: JULY 2006 – OYSTERCATCHER
Posted by adam on 28 June 2006, 12:00 am

Watch them feeding in the mud when the tide is out, working their way along the shoreline …

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: JUNE 2006 – BLACKBIRD
Posted by adam on 1 June 2006, 12:00 am

Blackbirds sing from a prominent perch, often near the top of a tree, or on a roof or television aerial…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: MAY 2006 – CHAFFINCH
Posted by adam on 28 April 2006, 12:00 am

If chaffinches were rare we would rave about their colour combination of pink, blue, green, brown, black and white. But because they are so common…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: APRIL 2006 – SWALLOW
Posted by adam on 30 March 2006, 12:00 am

Tradition tells us that the swallow is a sign of spring. This is due to its arrival in April from its wintering territories…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH: MARCH 2006 – STONECHAT
Posted by adam on 17 March 2006, 12:00 am

The stonechat’s colouring is bright and distinctive. Marvel at its daintiness as it perches on the thin stalks of plants. Watch the pair feeding together.

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