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Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

November 8, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Demolition of Hooe Quarry Oil Tanks

Working mostly at night the Tor drilling company turn up in force.   See the post on the quarry building in operation during the 1950’s – Hooe Quarry Pictures courtesey of Doug!

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Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

July 22, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Mute Swans and their six Cygnets on Hooe Lake

Radford Duck Ponds welcomed 6 new cygnets that hatched sometime between Friday night and Saturday the 7th of May 2011.  They are pictured here newly hatched and then at approximately 6 weeks old.     The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob […]

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Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

May 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Nuthatch clearing nest & feeding it’s chicks

I have been watching this nuthatch site at the Radford Dip Reserve for around three years this is the closest I have come so far in trying to record a good image or two of their habits. After going inside to feed the chicks the parents will bring the food waste out and dispose of […]

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Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

April 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sleepy Swans on Hooe Lake

Swans sleep both on land and on the water, usually they tuck their head back under one wing. It’s unusual to see them with their eyes closed (as pictured here). Swans sleep whenever they can, and for how long they are able to without being disturbed… in this instance by a photographer!

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Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

February 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) devouring its prey

Over the years I have many times come across circles of feathers on the ground,  all that remained of an unfortunate bird, more often than not a pigeon. The culprit and the cause of what struggle had been played out had remained a mystery! Last October on Hooelake I finally spotted one of the culprits […]

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A Little Egret early one morning on Hooe Lake…

April 28, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More
A Little Egret early one morning on Hooe Lake…

A Little Egret’s early morning wash & brush up before flying away. Keep clicking the pictures to see bigger versions. Classed as a rare breeding species the little egret is a small white heron with white plumes on its crest, back and chest. It has a black bill, black legs legs and bright yellow feet. […]

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