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UK dawn chorus is dying out as bird numbers decrease at an alarming rate

UK dawn chorus is dying out as bird numbers decrease at an alarming rate | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it

ANYONE awakened by bird song this morning should cherish the moment.... 

While town birds are increasing the decibels to compete with urban noise, the countryside is slipping slowly towards an eerie silence.

Many of the iconic birds whose mating calls ring out across woodlands and open fields during early May are vanishing at an alarming rate... http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

 

May 10, 2013 BBC News -
CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

 

 


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Sad news.... The world may become quite a grim place..

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Levellers Setlist at Manchester Academy 1, Manchester

Levellers Setlist at Manchester Academy 1, Manchester | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Get the Levellers Setlist of the concert at Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, England on December 20, 2013 and other Levellers Setlists for free on setlist.fm!
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Levellers set list from Manchester 20/12/13 - An absolute fantastic show.. Much love to the Levellers.

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manx loaghtan sheep | The Fiber of My Being

manx loaghtan sheep | The Fiber of My Being | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
the characteristics and brief history of the manx loaghtan sheep
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I am trying to buy some Manx ewes at the minute. It is terribly frustrating awaiting clearance from the money people... Give us our sheep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Where have all the falcons gone? Dramatic decline has set alarm bells ringing among conservationists

Where have all the falcons gone? Dramatic decline has set alarm bells ringing among conservationists | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Once described as the “Switzerland of England”, the Forest of Bowland offers an ideal habitat for the peregrine falcon.

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Sad to read this.

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Ryan Adams to Release New Album in Fall with Full Band

Ryan Adams to Release New Album in Fall with Full Band


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I cannot wait for a new Adams record....

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Ryan Adams joins The Lemonheads on their new album

Ryan Adams joins The Lemonheads on their new album | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it

Ryan Adams has revealed that he will be drumming on and producing the next album from The Lemonheads.

 


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Love Ryan Adams - Hate the NME.

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Look what’s struggling to swim the Thames now… trout

Look what’s struggling to swim the Thames now… trout | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of rivers in towns and cities in Britain are now so clean that anglers are fly-fishing in them for trout and grayling, which are specialised clean-water species, a new book says.

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This is what I like to hear. I'll be all over the river Douglas before long just for old times sake.

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The Planetary Archives™ 's curator insight, December 21, 2013 4:17 PM

Now let's see this in the US of A....

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New Bridge, Thorneyholme (Dunsop Bridge), Forest of Bowland ...

New Bridge, Thorneyholme (Dunsop Bridge), Forest of Bowland ... | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
I can't say I've encountered many bridges with turnstiles. This one is near Langden Bridge, between Dunsop Bridge village and the confluence of Langden Brook, from the Trough of Bowland, and this, the River Hodder.
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Most definately to deter livestock. Great view of Beatrix and co there. I must get up there soon.

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Wild Mustangs of Big Horn Basin Wyoming | Canadian Equine Photographer |

Wild Mustangs of Big Horn Basin Wyoming | Canadian Equine Photographer | | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Canadian Equine Photographer Manuela Stefan travelled to Wyoming to photograph the mustangs with the guidance of Ken Martin's Red Canyon Wild Mustang Tours.

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Quality.

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Simone Felice - New York Times (Studio Version)

Simone Felice is a singer/songwriter from the town of Palenville in the Catskill Mountains. Formerly a member of The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King,...
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This song is brilliant. Good album to.

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Urgent Warning from Scientists: Health of Oceans Spiraling Downwards

Urgent Warning from Scientists: Health of Oceans Spiraling Downwards | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Marine scientists say the state of the world's oceans is deteriorating more rapidly than anyone had realized, and is worse than that described in last month's UN climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ...

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Jesus... We need to take hold of this situation... The sea is immense.

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Don Brown Jr's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:16 AM

In addition to agriculture, fishing is one of the dominate methods used by people to obtain food, yet the increased acidification of the world’s oceans is threatening the sustainability of marine life. If fishing yields decrease, this will burden farmers with the task of finding a way to feed a greater percentage of the world population.

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Bowlandwalks

Bowlandwalks | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Walks in the Forest of Bowland...
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This is a good website stating walks and other interesting places in Bowland. 

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UK dawn chorus is dying out as bird numbers decrease at an alarming rate

UK dawn chorus is dying out as bird numbers decrease at an alarming rate | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it

ANYONE awakened by bird song this morning should cherish the moment.... 

While town birds are increasing the decibels to compete with urban noise, the countryside is slipping slowly towards an eerie silence.

Many of the iconic birds whose mating calls ring out across woodlands and open fields during early May are vanishing at an alarming rate... http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397195/The-dawn-chorus-is-dying-out-as-bird-numbers-decrease

 

July 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
WAKE UP TO THE DANGER OF SLUG PESTICIDES
Metaldehyde in slug poison and fertilisers is showing up in drinking water, while natural garden predators are dying out http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jul/10/slug-pesticides-metaldehyde-drinking-water

 

 

May 10, 2013 BBC News -
CLIMATE CHANGE SHIFTS MIGRATING BIRDS' WINTERING GROUNDS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22484907

 

 


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Sad news.... The world may become quite a grim place..

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Seals 'fared better than feared'

Seals 'fared better than feared' | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Seals on the north Norfolk coast fared better than first thought after last week's tidal surge, experts say.
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Thank goodness!!!

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grough — Helvellyn walker dies in 650ft fall from Striding Edge

grough — Helvellyn walker dies in 650ft fall from Striding Edge | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
A man has died after falling 650ft from England’s third highest mountain. The 24-year-old walker fell 200m from Striding Edge on Helvellyn yesterday
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It is a dangerous route... Go with caution...

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BBC - Farming the Manx Loaghtan sheep

BBC - Farming the Manx Loaghtan sheep | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
George Steriopulos has been farming Loaghtan Sheep for over 25 years and says it is a privilege to work with such incredible creatures.
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I am trying my best to buy 8 ewes of this beautiful breed to get in lamb and show ect. Wish me luck!!! 

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Ryan Adams producing Lemonheads reunion album that goes 'back ...

Ryan Adams producing Lemonheads reunion album that goes 'back ... | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie · New Releases · Tour Dates · Vintage Video · Contests · Mixtape · Privacy Policy · Terms of Use · About Us · Contact Us ...

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fANTASTIC NEWS

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Forest of Bowland & Slaidburn stay, walks and things to do

Forest of Bowland & Slaidburn stay, walks and things to do | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
An area information guide for Slaidburn, Lancashire & the Forest of Bowland including places to stay, walks nearby, weather conditions, maps and things to do.
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Another useful sight advertising all that is great about North England...

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'A River Runs Through It' boosted populaity of fly fishing...

'A River Runs Through It' boosted populaity of fly fishing... | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it

“The movie had a huge effect on fly fishing,” said John Bailey, a Montana trout fishing guide who worked as a consultant on the film, and the owner of the iconic Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop here, just north of picturesque Paradise Valley.

 

“Locally, regionally, nationally — the effect was the same. People who maybe had heard about fly fishing but had never done it saw these beautiful surroundings, these great trout streams, and really got a look at the essence of fly fishing. There were a lot of converts as a direct result of that movie.”


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I gotta admit I loved this film for fly fishing...... Brilliant

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How to rescue whales tangled in nets

How to rescue whales tangled in nets | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
The Campobello Island Whale Rescue team disentangles whales caught in fishermen's gear and nets around the Bay of Fundy off the east coast of Canada.
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These guys are legends.. Its time to sort this terrible waste of beautiful life... 

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The Felice Brothers: Celebration, Florida – review

The Felice Brothers: Celebration, Florida – review | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
The Felice Brothers include synths and found sounds to winning effect, writes Molloy Woodcraft...

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Buy it or be forever on the losing end of not hearing it...

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Traffic fumes make honeybees unable to recognise flower scent, study shows

Traffic fumes make honeybees unable to recognise flower scent, study shows | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
Scientists find reactive pollutants in diesel make oilseed rape flowers 'smell' different, affecting bees' ability to find food (Diesel fumes confusing honey bees search for food http://t.co/fSeFEQwTEW...

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Its no wonder the bee population is on the decline.... 

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, October 4, 2013 7:59 AM

One more reason to park that hunk of steel and plastic, and ride your bike or walk.  As if our poor little honey bees haven't had enough to worry about lately.  

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World record price for Charolais bull at Stirling | News | Farmers Guardian

World record price for Charolais bull at Stirling | News | Farmers Guardian | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it
RECORDS have been smashed at Stirling today where the Charolais bull, Vexour Garth, sold for 100,000gns.

 

This is a world record for the breed, for a bull sold at auction in Scotland and for the centre.

 

Consigned by his breeder, Dutchman, Jan Boomaars, he was presented for sale by Fraser Cormack, Berwick-on-Tweed. The buyer was the Livestock Capital Company, based in the US, but the bull will remain in the UK at stud with semen being exported to the US.


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£105,000 quid for this. Well worth its weight in keep.....

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Winterbottom! Coogan! Brydon! THE TRIP TO ITALY Starts Shooting This Week!

Winterbottom! Coogan! Brydon! THE TRIP TO ITALY Starts Shooting This Week! | Countryside affairs, walks, Fishing an local craft beers. | Scoop.it

There will be more food, there will be more bickering, but will there be more Michael Caine?

Following the runaway success of The Trip - the Michael Winterbottom directed BBC comedy starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as somewhat fictionalized versions of themselves on a food tour of northern England - word has been circulating for a while about a follow up in which the duo pack up and do it all again in Italy. Yes, it's happening and more to the point it is scheduled to begin principal photography a mere three days from now.

Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom all return in their respective roles, with The Trip To Italy once again existing as both a six part BBC comedy series and a shorter feature film. Tasty.


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I loved this show especially as it visited the Inn at Whitewell.

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iMOVIEi's curator insight, May 22, 2013 8:03 AM

Perfect.  I loved 'The Trip' and I'll love 'The Trip to Italy', Steve Coogan's bitter misanthrope and Rob Brydon's quietly satisfied (and successful) innocent abroad... excellent.