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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Hopefully, and at long last, the country is slowly returning to some sort of normality now that in the UK Covid-19 is classed as an endemic disease as opposed to a pandemic. I also hope that the majority of you have avoided it and if you haven't managed to do so, I wish you well. More...


Saturday, 1 May 2021

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Family watching garden birds

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Over a million people across the UK spent an hour watching the birds that visit their garden or outdoor space, double last year's participation numbers.The Big Garden Birdwatch is the world's largest wildlife survey and gives RSPB scientists insights into how our garden birds are faring both across the country and here in Staffordshire.Many people sought solace in the wildlife in their local area during the worst crisis this country has faced since WW2. More...


Monday, 12 April 2021

So much for the good weather that I wrote about in my March Report for the website! I woke up this morning to a layer of snow in our Cheadle garden. I wish it would make its mind up. In comparison it's beautifully sunny now.... More...

Goldfinch on seed feeder

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Following the request in the January Leader's Report, 23 members, covering 14 post codes, responded with their Big Garden Bird Watch observations over the weekend of 29th to 31st of January.Full results from Group members who responded can be seen by clicking on the 'link' [Download file] More...

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Bins and Boots Walk - Dimmingsdale

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Fifteen birders, split into three groups led by Geoff Sales, Peter Durnall and myself, braved the unseasonably chilly, but sunny Spring weather to explore Dimmingsdale. Blackbird, robin, goldfinch and the common tits could all be seen from the car park adjacent to the Ramblers' Retreat, however the full Spring migrant experience awaited, as we sallied forth into the valley. More...

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