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100th post! Paying homage to my favourite habitat.

Postby CommonByNature » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:50 pm

For my 100th #LocalPatchReporters post I thought I would try something a little different. Today we have some musings regarding my favourite habitat type; the gnarled and undeniably beautiful Birch woods of Scotland. https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/04/30/birch-woodland-always-a-pleasure/ :D
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Dragons, Damsels and Dainty Things

Postby CommonByNature » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:52 pm

Not so many updates recently, mainly because I am currently marooned on Islay enjoying the best this wonderful isle has to offer. Still, I have had to adopt a new patch and the small, boggy patch of moorland outside our cottage has done nicely! The below post, is an account of a few hours spent observing the more obscure residents of this special place. :D

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West Coast Butterfly Bonanza

Postby CommonByNature » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:41 pm

Making the most of the glorious weather here of late, this weekend I set out in search of butterflies. In truth, I would have been content with one or two species, ten however I was not prepared for. From migrant Painted Ladies to scarcities such as Marsh Fritillary and Large Heath, Islay is an amazing place for the budding lepidotrist. Below is an account of my adventure. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/06/19/west-coast-butterfly-bonanza/
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No Place Like Home

Postby CommonByNature » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:35 pm

A triumphant return to the local patch this week, having left at the end of Spring. Summer is now in full swing it would seem: fledged warblers, Ringlet on the wing and a myriad of beautiful botanical elements to sink my teeth into. Below is an account of this weeks ramblings. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/07/07/patchchat-no-place-like-home/
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Scotland, so far.. In pictures.

Postby CommonByNature » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:07 am

A quick selection of photos snapped during this summers field season in the Scottish Highlands. These pictures by no means show everything, but do give a good idea about just how amazing the last few months have been. And go without mentioning the numerous Golden Eagles, Harriers, Merlin and Black Grouse noted! :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/07/11/scotland-so-far-in-pictures/
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A Spectacularly Wild 23rd Birthday

Postby CommonByNature » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:10 am

An account of yesterday's mesmerizing 23rd birthday. Spent not in presence of bright lights and booze, but amazing upland wildlife. https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/08/01/a-truly-wild-birthday/ :D
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My sensational Scottish Summer draws to a close

Postby CommonByNature » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:17 pm

I can been a bit remiss in my patch reporting of late, due, in no small part, to a lack of internet connection in the Scottish highlands. Where I have been working for the past few months. My local patch, transitioning from a grassy swath of lowland Northumberland to the heath clad reaches of Angus and Aberdeenshire. The link below includes a summary of the summer, and its various exciting encounters. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/08/21/another-sensational-summer-draws-to-a-close/
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Soggy feet the good of Trout

Postby CommonByNature » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:32 pm

New blog regarding some recent volunteer work I have committed too alongside the Tyne Rivers Trust. Fish need all the help they can get in our turbulent countryside. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/09/01/getting-down-and-dirty-in-the-river-tyne/
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Early Autumn on the Blyth

Postby CommonByNature » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:33 pm

An account of this weeks early autumn wanderings on the River Blyth. Waders, wildfowl and wonderful butterflies, what more could a boy want?

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/09/07/patchchat-back-on-the-blyth/
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Autumnwatch Without Taking A Step

Postby CommonByNature » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:53 am

A blog of a lazy morning on my local patch, observing autumn migration in all its glory and enjoying a lovely array of common, yet no less interesting, birds. :D

https://commonbynature.co.uk/2016/09/27/watching-wildlife-without-taking-a-step/
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