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Postby georgiebray » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:43 pm

As a student studying Zoology (Bsc) at Nottingham, I am so lucky to have stumbled across the city's natural history gem, Wollaton Park, with the added bonus of having my farm home in Essex that I hold so close to my heart. I am proud to say that both Nottinghamshire and Essex are home to my neck(s?) of the woods, and my 'local patches'.
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:44 pm

Here is my first blog about the rutting going on at the moment in the park - it is all very exciting at the moment in Nottingham!
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:12 am

See my new blog on the deer of wollatonfrom last week! Getting to know them now as they're settling down in their leks
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:02 pm

Take a look at my blog on the mallard ducks at Wollaton Park!
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:35 pm

Here is a tale from my last trip to Wollaton of 2015, I was rather confused with the threads so have updated previous posts from December:

I was sad to say goodbye to my Nottingham patch as I left for home yesturday afternoon, but the fantastic display of all the water birds Wollaton has to offer left me with such a smile on my face that I'm sure will last until my return. Have a read to learn the goings on of the Shovelers, the Mallards, the Gulls, the Canada geese, the Swans, the Moorhens and of course the Tufted ducks! A fab afternoon for photography, and an even better afternoon for bird watching.

http://georgiebray.blogspot.co.uk/2015/ ... sweet.html

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The swans looking magnificent, as they always do
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:02 pm

After a little confusing over recent threads and how to post as a local patch reporter, here is a recollection of my most recent trip to the deer at wollaton.

Hopefully you'll get a great insight into the ever changing social structures with the Red Deer at Wollaton, with an added excitement of snow over the park!
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:04 pm

My most recent recollection after an icy trip to see the waterbirds of Wollaton.
With a group of herons either getting ahead preparing the nest, or waiting for the right female to start a new family, the great crested pochards on the lake, and a very friendly swan, there is so much going on over winter at the local patch!
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby nathanrdz » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:08 pm

Nice work, beautiful black and white photos!
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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:46 pm

Not quite a normal tale from Wollaton, but of turning our student garden into a little haven for the local bird community. After a few weeks its been great getting to know the birds and getting some shots of them going about their daily business

http://georgiebray.blogspot.co.uk/2016/ ... great.html

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Re: Wildlife at Wollaton

Postby georgiebray » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:10 pm

So one particular family that I’m looking forward to following in the next few months are the Great Grey Herons. We are very lucky to have such a large siege at Wollaton, and with about six males spotted so far, waiting at their nest for the right lady to come along, we could have a very exciting few months ahead as we wait and see these birds trying to produce offspring of their own.
Have a read to find out a bit about the sexual and social behaviour of these birds. At Wollaton park we are seeing some fantastic examples of it that have to be shared!
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