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"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in."
- George Washington Carver

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

For the past couple of months, Calderdale has looked like this most of the time. Nestled into the Southern Pennines between Leeds and Manchester, we tend to have colder winters than the lowlands on either side.
This photo was taken over a month ago, but the thaw keeps being interrupted by brief periods of snowfall.
During this period, flocks of Fieldfares and Redwings have stripped the berries from almost all of the Rowans and Cottoneasters.
This time last year, the weather was milder, and we had plenty of berries left to support flocks of visiting Waxwings. At the moment, there have only been the occasional Waxwing siting as most of the flocks appear to be hanging around in Finland.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Life The Universe and Everything

Welcome one and all to the first posting on thebaldibis blog.
This is the sister site to thebaldibis YouTube Channel, where I hope to cover all things to do with conservation and natural history that it is not possible to cover on the YouTube channel.
It will also serve as a vehicle for some of my moans, gripes and ramblings, but hopefully should be of interest to one or two like-minded viewers.
So, stand by this space.