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Good Deed Day at Centenary Woodland

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Aston University dead hedging




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Moving through you one evening
When you offered shelter to
quiet things soaked in rain

I saw through your thinning branches
the beginnings of suburbs, and
frightened by the rain,

grey hares running upright in
distant fields; and quite alone there
I thought of nothing but my footprints

being filled, and love, distilled
of people, drifted free, then
the woods spoke with me

Brian Patten
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Summary for the ringing session 6th February 2014 at Centenary (RSPB) Woodland - Cannon Hill Park:

 Blue Tit - 4 New, 7 Retrap;

 Great Tit - 1 New, 3 Retrap;

 Nuthatch - 2 New, 1 Retrap;

 Bullfinch - 1 New, 1 Retrap;

 Coal Tit - 2 Retrap;

 Robin - 2 New; Blackbird - 1 New;

 TOTAL - 11 New, 14 Retrap;

 Low numbers possibly due to warm weather conditions and birds not using the feeders

URBAN Bird Study flyer

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Tree Felling Training Day with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust People and Wildlife Service or B&BCWTPAWS

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Ringing day was quiet

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Oliver Rackham "People notice the sudden felling of trees but not their gradual growth" and "an ash is less like a pine than a dog is like a fish"