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NIGHT HERON

Last month I told you about the breeding success of the Great Crested Grebe, a bird not usually found in the Clot, but due to the improvements in the water system, it has made a successful appearance. It would now seem that yet another bird has found the area much to its liking. The Night
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HARMLESS TOYS FOR DOGS

During the summer we spend more time outdoors playing with our dogs, and some problems may appear for this reason. It’s very common owners toss stones, balls or sticks and the dog chases and picks them up in the mouth. Most dogs enjoy this game, but it may cause problems in the following cases: If
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MonteMar Bowls&Social Club July Update

CHICKEN RUNSunday 12th JulyThe first Chicken Run since the lockdown was a great success, even though we were restricted because of social distancing. The maximum of thirty six players took part on three rinks of trips, played in two sessions. The winners of the chickens were, Tanya Oliver, Len Council and Jim Shearing. Iain Sheridan,
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Alergy matters in pets

One of the most common and frustrating problems in pets are probably the allergies. Their diagnosis must be very specific, and treatments are usually chronic all year round and last for years. Traditional treatments such as steroids are cheap but have lots of side effects. Modern treatments are much more effective and safer, but they
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GREAT CRESTED GREBE

This is all highly frustrating. I am stuck in the UK, with little prospect of being able to get out to Gran Alacant any time soon this year, what with underlying health issues and having to self-isolate. The only birding action I’m getting at home is a troupe of scruffy Sparrows, two fat Woodpigeons and
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Gran Alacant Golf Society June Update

As you read this at the beginning of July we  have been back golfing for 6 weeks post lockdown. The Course has settled down with the difficult rough mentioned last month having been cut down to an easier playing length. Also the opening times have returned to normal and the information below is now accurate.
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Bowling is back!

Bowling resumed at Monte Mar Bowls Club on Tuesday 26th May, all be it in a limited way. We can only use three rinks instead of six because of the social distancing. Bowling is now taking place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday each week. Its by appointment only through the organising manager, Howie Williams by
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Gran Alacant Golf Society June Update

After 64 days of lockdown our local Course opened on Monday 18 May and we are now back playing golf at El Plantio. Of course things are different,eg no rakes in bunkers or touching of flags on greens. We are allowed to play in fourballs and can use buggies. The tees and fairways are in
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WHISKERED TERN

Lockdown, what lockdown? By the time you read this, things should be back to some sort of normal, and you can get out and about in the countryside and see how the lack of human disruption has benefitted wildlife over the past few months, with cleaner air and less artificial noise improving conditions at the
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Want to ask Elena a question??

Q : I feel very dependent on my partner,what can I do?A: First of all, we´d have to see what kind of dependency it is. Is it in everything, or is it in a specific area. What do you think and feel when you put yourself in this dependent position, how does your partner treat
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METHUSELAH DOGS

Last April, an article about the genome of two amazing dogs was published: Kevdes, a male which reached the age of 22, and Boksi, which died at 27. These deaths happened short time ago, so the scientists were able to use some blood samples collected from these two dogs for investigating about aging mechanisms. Both
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