Winning Tip: Catch Chick, Exeter
Our daily blockade walk took us along the Exeters city flood defense channel. There, a pair of great crested greasers enjoyed the whole family. It starts with the amazing mating dance of March, builds nests throughout April, and gives birth to two chicks in the summer. Narrow, man-made waterways with clear waters allow you to see grebe dive in the water, catch a variety of fish, as well as watch hungry black and white striped chicks ride their parents, etc.
Raptor sings Nottingham Sparrow Hawk enjoys a dove feast. Photo: Kumar Sriskandan/Alamy
We were locked up in downtown Nottingham, so my travel tip is to look out the kitchen window. We live in former Victorian abbeys with very high walls and courtyards that only allow birds, usually pigeons, sparrows, chests, and jays to penetrate. In April we found a rather terrible but fascinating sight. A sparrow falcon or peregrine falcon caught a pigeon and feasted on it for 30 minutes. On top of one of the university buildings in the city centre, there is a falcon nest and a webcam, so it was my mother who could possibly do that. It is definitely the highlight of our lockdown personality.
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Ancient peat bog, Powys
Ancient castles seep through the moss of a peat swamp in Powys’ Cors-y-Llyn National Nature Reserve. It’s an always quiet and hidden gem that turns from the mysterious Merlin’s Mist to Jurassic Park depending on the weather. It has a small but small habitat, so a little walk around you can pass a carpet of stunt Scott pines and starry peat moss. When you see the Cambrian Mountains on the horizon, you can see a red kite spinning overhead. In the spring we spotted frogs and in the summer we saw a carnivorous sundew that eats flies, spotted emperor dragonflies, and watched swamp cranberries ripen. The boardwalk is wheelchair friendly and the perfect length for a stroll with toddlers.
Weasel, Cumbria Photo: Stefan Drew/Alamy
One day at 5 am driving slowly through Temple Sowerby in the Lake District, I met a family of weasels. Parents with four babies. They ran across a path that could only be described as a daisy chain of weasels. Because each baby was holding its front tail with its teeth. I felt privileged to see them and I am still doing it. I’m sorry I don’t have a camera, but the moment will be with me forever.
KentA, fallow deer in Knole. Photo: FLPA/Alamy
I recently stayed at Sevenoaks with my friends and one hangover morning (to blow up the webs), we traveled to the Knole deer park. It’s a short walk from Sevenoaks town center, but it seems to be stepping into the Disney movie, more specifically Bambi. The beautiful landscape is a mix of twisted forests, rolling hills, wildflowers, and manicured lawns from golf courses that run across the park. The tame deer roams comfortably with the public walking between them. Passing through the grandeur of the Knole House, a medieval architectural palace, felt like a guest of Henry VIII. Kara Hogan
Garnet Island, Firth of ForthNesting Garnet. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA
Bass rock. More than 150,000 gannets nesting in ancient volcanic plugs tower magnificently 315 feet from the waters of the Force of Perth. It’s definitely an attack on the senses. The noise and smell of so many seabirds is intense, and you can see them fill the sky before jumping like arrows into the water around the boat. Bass’ lower shelf features Kitty Wake, Mau, Guillemott and Razor blades. Seals were floating in the water around the base. It’s a really fantastic place and a rare opportunity to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Boat trips are operated by the Scottish Seabird Centre.
Pembrokeshire Soay sheep sailing past sheep are derived from a wild sheep population on the island of Soay in Outer Hebrides. Photo: Murdo Macleod / The Guardian
We took a boat trip from Tenby port to Caldey Island (12). The island is closed to visitors this year and is thriving without wildlife. We headed towards the back of the island and saw seals lodging on rocks and dolphins playing in the waves. Cormorants, black-backed gulls, and razor blades perched on the cliff surface, and they dive gracefully for the next meal. As we sailed towards the lighthouse, we could see the soi sheep running wildly through the fields, all following each other so as not to get lost, creating zigzag patterns in long grasses and canyon thickets.
New Forest Achieve Dreams New Forest Pony Photo: Peter Flude / The Guardian
I live in a small town in the New Forest. One shop, one pub, one hotel. Since we are two miles from all of this, there are no streetlights at night, the sky is dark black and you can find many constellations of stars. We have food for birds, including badgers who visit each night to pick up fallen apples, and goshawks sweeping through oak trees. Down the road are wild ponies, donkeys and cows, and you can freely roam the forest. It is a magical place where you can only dream of living.
The Hedgehog Hotel, West Midlands Hedgehogs love cat food. Photo: Blickwinkel/Alamy
In July we found a hedgehog in a small courtyard garden. After scouting, the mother brought three babies at dusk. Mixing dry (good for teeth) cat food and wet meat (not fishy) in a separate dish can supplement the slug diet and a lot of fresh drinking water. You can leave gaps in the fence so they can get in and set up Snufflecam for maximum fun. They check in at the wooden pig hotel for a nap. Digging the ground with lots of straw or shredded paper bedding, leaving logs, and leaving for hibernation next month.
The Dam Beaver, Devon Beaver of the Devon River Otters. Photo: Devon Wildlife Trust/Reuters
Beavers have been extinct in England from the 16th century. Until the Devon Wildlife Trust launched a reintroduction project on the Otter River a few years ago, it’s around the Otterton Village where Beavers built the dam. The early evening is the best time to spot them, especially in the fall, as the young kits are now fully footed and bravely exploring and grasping their environment. Don’t be too discouraged if you don’t immediately spot the beaver. You will certainly meet otters and kingfishers that make the area home. If you’re thirsty, I recommend Otterton’s Kings Arms. kiss
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