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  • The Noble Mute Swan

    At this time of year swans are holding territories and nest building. There is no doubt that swans are an emotive subject in Sudbury. Rather like the familiar household spread, you either love them or hate them, although the reasons…

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  • The Changing Approach to River Management by RB

    The names may have sounded unassuming but storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklyn caused their fair share of upheaval as they blew through Sudbury in mid-February. The damage caused by the high winds has been clear to see on the common…

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  • More Blackcap News

    Last month’s news from RB was about blackcaps wintering in the UK. As I had already prepared my March newsletter on the same topic, I think it still worthwhile ‘putting it out there’ as the research continues to unearth fascinating…

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  • Northern Nightingales by RB

    It was one of my most memorable local wildlife encounters of the winter so far. I had just left the Valley Trail and was walking up Quay Lane when I heard a bird singing. It was still and the sky…

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  • Deer under our noses

    Although the days are now lengthening, we are still in the grip of winter. An old East Anglian saying goes ‘as the days grow longer, the cold grows stronger’ – at least that was what used to be quoted in…

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  • Murmurations at Melford by RB

    Normally, there is not much to see at 4pm on a South Suffolk Sunday in early January but last weekend was an exception. In the dusk sky over the road running past Melford Hall in Long Melford a wonderful wildlife…

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  • A Wild Riverside on our Doorstep

    Last month’s news referred to the fact that the ‘retired’ Ranger was still undertaking some work out on the riverside. The interesting point is that it puts ‘him’ right back in touch with the wildlife out there instead of just…

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  • More to the changing colours of Autumn than meets the eye by RB

    “All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey, I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.” As the cold weather closes in, you might be excused for dreamin’ about California or other warm climes. But, for me,…

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  • Wildlife on our Doorstep

    Nowadays most of us live our lives very much divorced from nature. We work in offices, schools, hospitals, factories and shops and we drive to and from work so there is no connection with the environment that surrounds us. I…

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  • The Watery World of the Cormorant by RB

    Wherever you look, wildlife is under threat from human activity and many animal species are experiencing deeply concerning declines in numbers. There are, however, a few exceptions. One such outlier is the cormorant, a bird at home on the water;…

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