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At this time of year our main topic of discussion is Ospreys, with special attention to arguably the most well known Osprey in the UK, affectionately known to her followers as ”Lady” or ”Lady of the Loch” Amazingly in her 23rd consecutive year nesting at Loch Of The Lowes, near Dunkeld, Scotland, Lady has established herself as the oldest known Osprey currently breeding in the UK.
We follow a wide variety of Osprey nests in the UK & Europe, and as far afield as the USA and Canada, with a membership equally as international!
We are a largely informal discussion group, and invite comment on anything within the natural world, so if you have a story about your wildlife experiences, be it the hedgehogs in your garden, or last year’s African safari, why not come and share it with us here?
- The Village Tues 10th Dec’13 - Good Morning All, Purple MartinsThe Purple Martin (Progne subis) are typically found across eastern North America, and also in some locations on the west coast from British Columbia to Mexico. The Purple Martin migrates to the Amazon basin in winter. via Avianweb Here is a clip of the Purple Martins via YouTube
- The Village Mon 9th Dec’13 - Good Morning All, Squacco Heron, Ardeola ralloidesSquacco Heron, Ardeola ralloides: Origin, Description, Photos, Diet and Breeding via Avianweb
- The Village Sun 8th Dec’13 - Good Morning All, Malachite KingfisherThis is a small kingfisher, 13 cm in length. The general colour of the upper parts of the adult bird is bright metallic blue. The head has a short crest of black and blue feathers, which gives rise to the scientific name. via Thewebsiteofeverything Here is a clip of the
- The Village Saturday 7th December 2013 - I bring you my final post of the week today. It’s about nature reserves made from old quarries. An excellent one is in East Midlands. The Attenborough in Nottingham. There are many more around the country that you will all know. Quarries are great for wildlife!New project aims to give nature a home in quarries
- The Village Friday 6th December 2013 - Good morning all. It got rather windy yesterday. Thankfully no eggs or chicks to worry about. Reversing local extinction: scientists bring the northern bald ibis back to Europe after 300 yearsThe northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita), also called the hermit ibis or waldrapp, is a migratory bird. Once, the bald ibis lived in the Middle
- The Village Thursday 5th December 2013 - Good morning all. For today I take you over the ocean to the USA. National Wildlife Refuge is a recreation destination. Manager Steve Karel says the refuge has several different attractions for folks who love the outdoors. “This refuge has got recreational uses like hunting and fishing, birdwatching,” Karel said. “And then there’s some hiking
- The Village Wed 4th Dec 2013 - The thought to be extinct kokako may be aliveSightings accepted of bird native to New Zealand’s South Island November 2013: A South Island bird that was thought to be extinct may actually still be alive, according to Forest & Bird, New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation, which is dedicated to monitoring rare and endangered birds.
- The Village Tues 3rd Dec’13 - Good Morning All Some stunning pictures for you today Astonishing insects – a photo gallery by Leon Baas | Discover Wildlifeundefined via Discoverwildlife
- The Village Mon 2nd Dec’13 - 8 things you didn’t know about jellyfishBy Lisa-Ann Gershwin- Updated on 17th October 2013 Lisa-Ann Gershwin reveals fascinating facts about these ancient, marine coelenterates. 1 The typical jellyfish life-cycle has two alternating generations. Medusae, the floating form, reproduce sexually to spawn seabed polyps that resemble sea anemones, which clone lots of replicates. via Discoverwildlife
- The Village Sun 1st Dec’13 - Great white shark versus orcaBy Jonnie Hughes- Updated on 29th May 2012 Which is the greatest ocean predator – the orca or the great white shark? A shocking encounter off the Californian coast reveals the answer. When wildlife-watchers in a boat off the Farallon Islands witnessed an orca attacking a great white shark, they