Bird walk by Ann Lightman

Sunday May 7th saw the first bird-walk for the Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery. It was a bird song identification walk led by Linda Jenkinson of Start Birding. A group of about 25-30, seven of whom were “Friends”, the others more experienced bird watchers, had assembled in the car park by

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I only ever get pigeons!

People are always coming to tell me that they put out food to attract birds but they only ever get pigeons. If this sounds like you then you’ll be pleased to hear that you can change that. Here’s what could be happening.,,,,,,,, I’m guessing that you’re trying to cut costs. Bird

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Torrential rain? Not at Staveley!

It just goes to show that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. That was certainly true on Saturday for Start Birding’s trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Staveley Nature Reserve near Ripon. We set off in pouring rain with a forecast of an unrelenting downpour for the

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