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Secret ministry

This morning we stepped out into a bright wintry landscape, every branch, blade of grass and building sheathed in a fine layer of frost. Small birds jostled for position on the feeders, a Robin tetchily chased a Dunnock away from … Continue reading

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The bird of night did sit

Over the past week or so, young Tawny owls (Strix aluco) have been vociferous from dusk until well into the night. For a species so notoriously difficult to see, the fledglings’ squeaks seem to resonate noisily from every corner of … Continue reading

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