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  • Migration | Writing, life and other animals
    but hey it s a start Just spotted this on the Birdwatch Ireland Facebook page It s a post from the warden of the Cape Clear Bird Observatory Steve Wing confirming that they saw the first swallow of the summer pass by yesterday 20 February Typing this with frozen fingers looking out the office window at the lashing rain it doesn t feel much like summer but with the frogs a spawning swallows arriving and bumblebees on the wing saw my first one on Saturday nature is certainly hinting that the winter is well and truly on its way out So chin up and look on the bright side we might not get much dry weather but at lease we have warmer rain to look forward to Posted by Calvin at 10 37 Tagged with birds migration Wildlife Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife and Nature blog Ireland s Wildlife on Facebook Recent Posts Empire it s finally out there Ireland s Wildlife sails past 4 000 likes on Facebook Web content help limited time offer Web Content Review

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  • Wildlife | Writing, life and other animals
    TV Wildlife 4 Responses Mar 19 2010 I got an e mail from Cepa Giblin a few days ago Cepa s a fan of the Ireland s Wildlife page that I run on Facebook and is a producer with Crossing the Line Films She asked me if I d give her latest venture a shout It s a wildlife series for RTÉ called Wild Journeys which hits the screens on RTÉ One Sunday night at 6 30pm If you ve seen the trailers running on RTÉ you ll know it looks likely to be a cracking programme The series follows the long haul travellers of the Irish wildlife scene from true leviathans in the form of the humpback whales and basking sharks that visit Ireland s coasts every year to the deceptive fragility of the beautiful painted lady butterfly which somehow manages the mammoth journey from north Africa to Ireland The series will follow some of Ireland s most iconic serial voyagers like the Barn Swallow the Atlantic salmon and the European eel as well as some less well known but no less extraordinary ones Here s a summary of the wildlife feast that awaits in what promises to be a real feast not just for wildlife enthusiasts but for everybody taken from the CTL Films press release Continue reading Posted by Calvin at 21 11 Tagged with Crossing The Line Films Irish Wildlife RTE TV Wildlife Food underfoot Children Environment Evening Echo Column Food West Cork Wildlife No Responses Oct 12 2009 Image by Dave W Clarke via Flickr Amethyst deceiver is an ominous name for a fungus and the purple colour while pretty does little to suggest that this mushroom is anything other than seriously poisonous The truth is that it s not only harmless but is also edible and apparently tastes quite good Looking at it you d swear blind it was deadly but that s the trouble with fungi they re tricky little so and sos On Sunday we went to the Irish Natural Forestry Foundation s INFF headquarters at Manch Estate near Dunmanway in West Cork for their second last open day of the season The estate is open to the public on the first Sunday of the month from March to November These open days involve talks on sustainable native forestry a chance to see craftsman utilise traditional woodland skills like charcoal making wood turning woven hazel fence construction gate making birch broom making and more There are also activities to keep the kids occupied like woodland treasure hunts and nature art But the highlights are the guided walks along the 20km of woodland meadow and riverbank of the estate This month Cork nature writer and fungus aficionado Damien Enright was leading a walk dubbed Fungi in the Woods We love looking for fungi We also love the concept of foraging for wild food be it picking blackberries catching fish or whatever So far though we haven t had the courage to combine the

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  • Swarovski birding game… fun for birders, and great marketing. | Writing, life and other animals
    they re officially launching the new bins and Corpus Christi in Texas USA I ve tried the Austria and Spain ones and they re great fun Haven t had the temerity to attempt the American one yet know far too little about US birds and European ones come to that With my online marketing hat on it s good to see a traditional high end manufacturer in a niche area like speciality optics getting adventurous with online marketing like this and harnessing it in a way that will really engage with its niche market of birders Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 18 23 Tagged with birding online games Optics Swarovski Optik Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Mealy

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  • Online Games | Writing, life and other animals
    useful way to keep those ID skills finely honed It s been developed to help promote the brand new Swarovski EL50 Swarovision the latest addition to the thoroughbred Swarovski Optik binocular range There are currently three habitats to choose from Lake Neusiedl in Austria Swarovski Optiks back yard Extremadura in Spain where they re officially launching the new bins and Corpus Christi in Texas USA I ve tried the Austria and Spain ones and they re great fun Haven t had the temerity to attempt the American one yet know far too little about US birds and European ones come to that With my online marketing hat on it s good to see a traditional high end manufacturer in a niche area like speciality optics getting adventurous with online marketing like this and harnessing it in a way that will really engage with its niche market of birders Posted by Calvin at 18 23 Tagged with birding online games Optics Swarovski Optik Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife and Nature blog Ireland s Wildlife on Facebook Recent Posts Empire

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  • Optics | Writing, life and other animals
    from Lake Neusiedl in Austria Swarovski Optiks back yard Extremadura in Spain where they re officially launching the new bins and Corpus Christi in Texas USA I ve tried the Austria and Spain ones and they re great fun Haven t had the temerity to attempt the American one yet know far too little about US birds and European ones come to that With my online marketing hat on it s good to see a traditional high end manufacturer in a niche area like speciality optics getting adventurous with online marketing like this and harnessing it in a way that will really engage with its niche market of birders Posted by Calvin at 18 23 Tagged with birding online games Optics Swarovski Optik Win a pair of Swarovski Binoculars Christmas Competitions Technology Wildlife No Responses Dec 06 2010 My wife tells me I m in danger of becoming binocular obsessed since getting my fantastic Swarovski SLC 10X42HD binoculars I have to admit she may have a point but I cant help posting this up here Over on their Facebook page Swarovski Optik is raffling three pairs of it s outstanding binoculars among its fans when their page reaches 3 000 likes At the moment they re on 2049 and climbing The three models they re raffling off are the fantastic EL 8 32 the EL 10 32 Traveler and the Pocket 8 20 Could one of these amazing binoculars be heading your way for Christmas For your chance to win head on over to the Swarovski Optik Facebook Page Like the page and submit your details via the Raffle tab It s that simple Good luck Related articles Swarovski SLC 10 42 HD Review cjwriting com Posted by Calvin at 22 46 Tagged with Binoculars Christmas facebook Optics Swarovski Swarovski

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  • Swarovski Optik | Writing, life and other animals
    from Lake Neusiedl in Austria Swarovski Optiks back yard Extremadura in Spain where they re officially launching the new bins and Corpus Christi in Texas USA I ve tried the Austria and Spain ones and they re great fun Haven t had the temerity to attempt the American one yet know far too little about US birds and European ones come to that With my online marketing hat on it s good to see a traditional high end manufacturer in a niche area like speciality optics getting adventurous with online marketing like this and harnessing it in a way that will really engage with its niche market of birders Posted by Calvin at 18 23 Tagged with birding online games Optics Swarovski Optik Win a pair of Swarovski Binoculars Christmas Competitions Technology Wildlife No Responses Dec 06 2010 My wife tells me I m in danger of becoming binocular obsessed since getting my fantastic Swarovski SLC 10X42HD binoculars I have to admit she may have a point but I cant help posting this up here Over on their Facebook page Swarovski Optik is raffling three pairs of it s outstanding binoculars among its fans when their page reaches 3 000 likes At the moment they re on 2049 and climbing The three models they re raffling off are the fantastic EL 8 32 the EL 10 32 Traveler and the Pocket 8 20 Could one of these amazing binoculars be heading your way for Christmas For your chance to win head on over to the Swarovski Optik Facebook Page Like the page and submit your details via the Raffle tab It s that simple Good luck Related articles Swarovski SLC 10 42 HD Review cjwriting com Posted by Calvin at 22 46 Tagged with Binoculars Christmas facebook Optics Swarovski Swarovski

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  • Redpoll | Writing, life and other animals
    ago when a mealy redpoll Carduelis flammea flammea joined the gang of lesser redpolls Carduelis flammea cabaret visiting my garden bird feeders I get lesser redpolls in the garden every winter and lovely little birds they are too But back in early January I was casually watching a few of these charming little finches jostle for position on the feeder when I noticed one bird in particular that looked very different It was noticeably chunkier and much paler in appearance more of a frosty grey brown than the usual warm brown and buff tones of the lessers I dived for the books and opened up a real can of worms Redpoll identification it turns out can be a real NIGHTMARE After a bit of reading comparing and some more watching followed by more reading and head scratching I was convinced that the paler bird was a mealy redpoll the nominate sub species of the common redpoll Carduelis flammea flammea Continue reading Posted by Calvin at 12 51 Tagged with Ireland mealy redpoll redpoll Subscribe to feed Get posts in your favourite feed reader Now blogging about Ireland s Wildlife and Nature Read Calvin s writing on Ireland s leading Wildlife

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  • The Book Depository… great books, free shipping, fantastic service | Writing, life and other animals
    prices compared to standard booksellers rates and they all arrived promptly in the post no fuss no bother and best of all no additional cost From now on I ll be buying most of my books from The Book Depository if you re a book lover I d recommend that you check it out Be Sociable Share Tweet Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Posted by Calvin at 12 09 Tagged with book retailer book sales Books review One Response to The Book Depository great books free shipping fantastic service aterhea says 29 January 2012 at 2 31 It s my first time to order from Book Depository and I notice there is no contact no just an email add This is the reason why I have to do extra research about the website before pushing my order as I am scared it could be a spam site too as they say if there is no tel no then it is likely bogus But your own review is very helpful added with other people on the web Thanks I hope I will receive mine soon as I am also in ireland Now how soon is the SOON you were talking about Did it follow really the 7 10 working days which means almost two weeks I hope not as I am so in need of the books I ordered and I am hoping they will come sooner than later Thanks for the share again and indeed if it is true the site is awesome considering the price delivery and more Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title

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