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The ‘Umble Sparrer (Sparrow)

The ‘Umble Sparrer (Sparrow) - Cameos of Birdlife #8

sparrow song 
under the eaves ...
coming home

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A Chaffinch Calling

Chaffinch by David Morrison Reid-Henry

A Chaffinch Calling - Cameos of Birdlife #7

first light  a chaffinch calling from the cherry 

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A Lark Rising

A Lark Rising - Reimagining Richard Jefferies #6

One of Jefferies’ favourite birds, the lark, was for him associated not only with summer days, but with the promise of summer that is felt towards the end of winter. This small bird of the light and endless blue sky, that seemed to bring a message of hope, of love even, was one he could never tire of seeing and hearing.

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A Passion for Birds

A Passion for Birds

I turned the page. [...] “I have amazing news for you – and indeed for every bird-lover in the country,” he whispered. [...] It was my first day at Junior school and I had picked a book from the library shelves to read. An adventure story about Bee-eaters. It was September 1957.

Fast forward around six decades and from Bath to North Wales ...

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The Cry of a Gull

The Cry of a Gull - Cameos of Birdlife #6

I woke to the cry of a passing seagull - his call tossed about in the gusty wind - ‘flee, flee Jack, flee1. For a moment I am a child again, at the seaside, in Cornwall. Gulls calling all around. But here in the foothills of Snowdonia we are more used to hearing the throaty ‘kronk’‘kronk’ of Raven and the ‘mewling’ of Buzzard. Perhaps I was dreaming ...

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