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Have You Seen This Crab?

By Chris Caulfield local democracy reporter Bushy Park, famed for its deer, can now add a large crab to its list of wildlife after a dog walker was “surprised” to…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.288

By Malcolm Fincham A warm and dry settled spell had imposed itself upon us during the first weeks of September, and for a while temperatures hovered around 30c. A visit…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.287

By Malcolm Fincham As the last days of August passed me by, I suddenly realised my time was overdue to reflect on some of my observations over the past few…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.286 “Tell ’em About the ‘Honey’ Mummy!” A Summer Special

By Malcolm Fincham One really has to be of a certain vintage to recall the classic 1970s Sugar Puff’s TV advertisement. Although not relating much in looks to the advert’s…

Looking Up Is Often Worthwhile

By Martin Giles Do you ever look up at the sky? There is often something interesting to see. Perhaps most frequently we look to assess the weather but there are…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.285

By Malcolm Fincham By the first weeks of August there were already signs that the tide of summer was on the turn. And within the avian world they were becoming…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.284

By Malcolm Fincham While southern European countries bathed in equatorial heat, squeezed upon it by a meandering Jet Stream, the British Isles, to the north of it, continued to suffer…

Photographic Society’s Exhibition of Spectacular and Colourful Prints

Report by Len Walker A major photographic exhibition showcasing the skills of local photographers returns to the National Trust’s River Way Navigations at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford. This annual event,…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.283

By Malcolm Fincham Moving into July, the weather had become less settled in southern counties of the UK. Having escaped any rainfall for the most part of June, Atlantic westerlies…

Birdwatcher’s Diary No.282

By Malcolm Fincham My arrival back to Guildford after my trip to the Orkney’s saw dry weather continuing to prevail. Locally, temperatures continued to rise into the mid to high…