Archive for November 12, 2013

Comet ISON

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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Some great pictures and information on comet ISON on http://earthsky.org/space/best-photos-images-videos-of-comet-ison?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=33240b6ead-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-33240b6ead-393761461

Comet ISON seen by the University of London Observatory
photo by UCL Mathematical and physical sciences dept (http://www.flickr.com/photos/uclmaps/)

Naturelog: Monday 11th November

Posted: November 12, 2013 in Birds, Natural History
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The colder weather has set in and Autumn has finally arrived on the patch and the last week has seen a change in bird activity in the area. There have been parties of Long-tailed Tits; Goldfinches and Chaffinches visiting the garden (all of which have been absent for most of the summer). The Starlings have returned and a party of 20 flew over the garden at dusk this afternoon. Also the Ring-necked Parrakeets are appearing in larger numbers as they make their way to the winter roost at Hither Green (about 2 miles from here)

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Still no signs of the winter thrushes (Redwing and Fieldfare) yet but I wouldn’t expect to see them until the weather turns to winter and the natural food supply becomes scarcer