Category: Nature

COMMON SNIPE

Have you ever considered why a rifle marksman is called a Sniper? That’s because the bird we are looking at this month is one of the most difficult to shoot with a gun, which is jolly good news for the Common Snipe and bullet manufacturers, but bad news for the budding shooter, and when he
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WHITE STORK

Well thank goodness that’s all over! The car crash that was the year 2020 is now behind us; we can look forward with a bit of hope and pray that the Stork bringing us the new year of 2021 is going to deliver a much more acceptable package. The legend that Storks bring babies is
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STONECHAT

I was surprised to realise the other day that I’ve been writing this column since 2009; I was checking back to see which species I haven’t covered yet, or perhaps which ones needed a bit of an update to reflect changes which have occurred in the Clot. We have gained more species than we have
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HOOPOE

There can’t be many residents of the Costa Blanca with even a passing interest in nature, who don’t know the Hoopoe – that pink-bodied bird with an incredible crest and black and white wings which flaps past you like a huge butterfly, or who sits on your TV aerial at early o’clock and wakes you
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