Birders On The Storm

An appropriate play on words for the Doors classic song for today’s title! Got battered by the wind and rain today on our monthly bird survey. As mentioned in the previous posts birds are unlikely to be out in the open in this weather. Plenty of Curlew on the river, 50+ Snipe, a couple of Stonechats. many Meadow Pipits a few Skylarks, Reed Bunting and a few common hedge birds. No Raptors didn’t expect to see any with the weather. Despite the soaking we do enjoy these mornings out by the River Severn.

Last night we went to a wonderful talk by the T.V. presenter Iolo Williams  on Birds of Prey. He was a superb speaker and was hard hitting on persecution by game keepers across the country. It is dreadful what these big estates do to a wide variety of majestic birds. It seems that laws need tightening up but vested interests prevent this.

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Bill Church is the story traveller, a former Headteacher who has a passion for sharing stories with people from 3 years up to 103 years of age. Bill loves stories; finding them (and the story’s story!), telling them and writing them! He is passionate in believing that everybody can tell stories and is keen to help people whatever their age do this. His blog ranges from his Story telling experiences to his obsessions sport, bird watching and cycling!

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