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Bird Advent calendar – Day 24

The Robin has to be the last bird on the Advent calendar. Robin’s are found on Christmas cards to represent the postmen who delivered cards because in Victorian times the postman’s uniform jacket was red the same as a Robin’s … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 22

Only 2 days to go till my countdown to Christmas is over. Day 22 of my countdown to Christmas is the House sparrow. House Sparrows used to be very common in the UK, we trapped them, shot them and even … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 21

Not many birds left now Day 21 of my countdown to Christmas is the Wood pigeon. As the sun rose this morning just after 8am I was sat in my kitchen watching the garden wake up. In fact it had … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 20

With only 5 days until Christmas who will be the last 5 birds? Day 20 of my countdown to Christmas is the Black-headed gull. I saw this Black-headed gull, in winter plumage, down by the River Thames, it was sat … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 19

Day 19 of my countdown to Christmas is the Red-legged partridge. We came across these birds during a two hour walk down to the river and back. Red-legged Partridges are a bird that was introduced from France and Spain as … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 18

When I started this Advent Calendar I had a list of birds in my head that I regularly see, it was just a case of seeing them and taking a photo of them on that particular day. I didn’t expected … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 16

I’ve had a very exciting day starting with my science class at school having to be evacuated. On the school bus, on the way home, a Short eared owl flew across the road in front of the bus and landed … Continue reading

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