DECEMBER 2022 BIRD BLOG: An Autumn Stay on Looe Island

Looe Island from the west, with the Ranneys to the south
  First a confession. This blog is not just about birds. In mid-September Christine and I were given the opportunity to stay three nights on Looe Island, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Nature Reserve. The oldest building on the island, Smuggler’s Cottage, had been refurbished, and was
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February Bird Blog – A Walk by the Tidewater

Welcome to the first of our monthly bird blogs by local naturalist Derek Spooner. February 12th. Early morning; I part the curtains and peer anxiously at the weather. For three days Looe has been hammered by Storm Ciara. I need to carry out a water-birds count on the Looe estuary, and
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