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Quick visit to Farmoor reservoir

On Sunday I felt like getting away from my local patch, so I persuaded mum to drive me down to Farmoor reservoir a couple of miles away. The sun was shining but the wind, as always at Farmoor, was bitterly … Continue reading

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Grey day at Farmoor reservoir

The sky was overcast with smirr –  thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his ‘word of the day’ on Twitter for this word. Smirr is fine, drifting rain, so light as to seem mist- or smoke-like, but which coats evenly & … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 8

I’ve got a Barn owl for day 8 of my Advent calendar. While waiting for my sister’s after school club to finish we drove down to Farmoor reservoir for a quick visit. I’ve never been there so close to sunset … Continue reading

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Bird Advent calendar – Day 5

Day 5 of my count down to Christmas is a special bird that was on F2 this morning at Farmoor reservoir. The Bird is a juvenile Great Northern Diver. This particular Great Northern Diver is in its first winter coat and … Continue reading

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The Grey Phalarope

On a extremely windy Sunday at Farmoor Reservoir we went down to see the Grey Phalarope which appeared on F2 a week ago. The Grey Phalarope is a artic breeding wader which spends most of its time out at sea occasionally … Continue reading

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