Archive for December 2nd, 2007

2nd December 2007, Sunday

Dungeness scrub V. Rabbit topiary

Who would be a rabbit? It never fails to amaze me how herbivores can graze so readily on gorse Ulex europaeus with those fearsome spines, maintaining the bushes as tightly grazed mounds like the one in the photo (on Dungeness RSPB reserve yesterday). It must be nutritious! It takes an outbreak of a disease such as myxomatosis to allow these tightly grazed bushes to reach for the sky.

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2nd December 2007, Sunday

Rye Harbour Sightings

A very wet and windy morning meant that species seemed to be keeping their heads down! However, the two Long-tailed Duck (below) were still present on Long Pit, fairly close in at the western end, as was a male Goldeneye (with a further three female/immature on Harbour Farm), while a Peregrine was hunting over Castle Water late morning.
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2nd December 2007, Sunday

Crow Books For Christmas

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Carrion Crows and Magpies are consistently demonized in our area, shot and trapped to protect lambs and ground-nesting birds alike.

 

 

 

 

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