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A great day on the Cairngorms plateau

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I spent a great day up on the Cairngorms plateau last week. The main purpose of the trip was to count Ptarmigan, but I also saw Snow Buntings and Dotterel - the high three.

For more, see: https://stuartrae.blogspot.com/2018/07/ ... birds.html

Happy in my favourite habitat.

Stuart
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A better countryside is possible

Read my guest blog on the RSPB's website to learn more about my work with farmers in North Kent.

https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... -possible/
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Rare bird fledges in Kent

A pair of black winged stilts has successfully fledged two chicks from a farmland site in Kent. This is a testament the great work the farmers of North Kent are doing for all our waders and I, for one, am delighted.
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Defensive strategies of tundra birds

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I have spent two weeks in northen Norway studying birds, mostly arctic-breeding waders and one topic I feel I should share is how the different birds defend their eggs and chicks. See more at:

http://stuartrae.blogspot.com/2018/07/d ... -male.html

Birds continue to fascinate.

Stuart
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Mr Brooks and The Bally Barn Owls

Mr Brooks, a farmer in his eighties, has waited many years for barn owls to come to the box he installed on his land. Now the wait is over and I, for one, am delighted.
https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... barn-owls/
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Spoonbill in North Kent

Have fallen in love with these tropical looking spoonbill who are enjoying the ideal conditions created for them by farmers in North Kent.
https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... orth-kent/
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A Day in the life of an environmental consultant May 2018

This month I discussed the Agricultural Bill with Baroness Sue Miller and found out that my work in North Kent has seen pairs of lapwing increase. The highlight of the month was finding two beautiful spoonbill on one of the farms I work on.

https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... -may-2018/
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A foggy dawn

I am very lucky to be doing dawn bird surveys on the North Kent Marshes but when it's 6am and the hire truck is stuck in mud on the marsh then my bed seems very appealing.

https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... oggy-dawn/
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In search of a wild eagle owl in Yorkshire

Hidden in the hills and dales of Yorkshire lives a mighty eagle owl. These hefty birds are back here in the north of England after an absence that stretches back 1,000s of years. There is some debate as to whether eagle owls can be classified as native to Britain. There are fossil records that date back 700,000 years, but these stop at about 10,000 years ago and no one is sure whether these latest owls, ...
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