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Red Kite feeding frenzy
By     |    Mar 28, 2013
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Red Kite feeding frenzy

There is a bitter wind howling through the forest, bending the trees like pipe-cleaners and ruffling the surface of the lake. Red Kites are circling, whistling to each other, waiting for the food to be delivered and below them, people are gathering, blowing on their frozen fingers, stamping frozen toes, to watch. An expectant calm falls over the place. Then, food is thrown down onto the ground and suddenly a [...]

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Finding frogspawn
By     |    Feb 16, 2013
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Finding frogspawn

Izzy starts to jiggle excitedly in her carrier as we approach Tottiford Reservoir. “Bath!” She cries, pointing at the water, “Bath! Bath!” I explain to her that the water is cold and deep, not like a bath at all, then put her down to walk amongst the Rhododendrons. A few minutes later she stops to stare at the mud that has dirtied her shiny purple shoes. I show her that [...]

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