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When a family of badgers accepted me as one of their own

Most evenings I walk into a valley near my gallery in Thixendale, North Yorkshire, to watch badgers for my paintings. Over the years these wild animals have accepted me as one of their own and I have painted most of their portraits.

In fact I am now so much a part of their everyday lives that the cubs will now let me sit amongst them, scrambling over my boots as though they were tree roots. ...
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An owl's hoot tub in my garden

As temperatures continue to hit record levels here in UK, a pair of tawny owls are using my garden pond as their own personal ‘hoot tub’. The owls return nightly – and unusually also in broad daylight – to swim, drink and bathe in the pond.
Follow the link below to see them as they dip. If owls could be said to be washing under their armpits, I’d say these do! Look how they fluff ...
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Stories from a barn owl nest

I've been following the daily lives of a family of barn owls via cameras hidden in their nest all year. I've recorded their story from the moment when the parent birds were first courting through to the day their first chick fledged.Image
I share the best of the footage on a blog post entitled: Barn Owl Nest Cam. Here you can see directly into the secret lives of these owls, from territorial fights, to messy ...
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Isle of Eigg - Week One

In my first week I cut the fields with a scythe, Poldark style, watched hen harriers from my windows, lived in a caravan beneath a cliff and was made homeless.
https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... -week-one/
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Seeking Wild Sights

Hello,

I'd like to introduce both myself and my new blog. I'm Jeni, a keen photographer with a passion for wildlife and travel. I am particularly interested in birds and larger land mammals but I am keen to learn about all wildlife, and am trying to teach myself about wildflower identification - it's getting there - slowly.
My blog is Seeking Wild Sights and it focuses on mine and my partners travels around the U.K ...
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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.
https://naturegirlblogdotcom.wordpress. ... g-in-kent/
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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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