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Guess What Was On My Lawn

I was talking to a local game keeper at the end of the breeding season and he said “the grey partridge had bred very well this year.” Despite this, I was still surprised to see a covey of 8 grey partridge on my lawn. I have had a variety of birds and animals in my garden over the years, but this is the first for greys – how delighted I was....

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AGM 2014

Newcastle Wildfowler’s Association held its 54th annual general meeting at The Highlander pub, Belsay, on Friday 7th November 2014. President Sir John Scott was in attendance, along with 30 members and guests....

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Montrose Basin 2014

5 NWA members had a foray to the Montrose Basin in October 2014. An estimated count of 40,000 pinks were in the area. A gale force wind on Monday morning provided the best sport with all guns securing geese. A modest hard earned bag was achieved over the week. One of the highlights was observing an Osprey on passage. All enjoyed the week and look forward to returning next season.  ...

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Caerlaverock

Cliff, Ron & Colin had a late season trip to Caerlaverock on the Scottish side of the Solway Firth. There was no shortage of Geese, but due to the height they crossed the marsh, no birds were secured. A good holiday was had by all, and a few drams were enjoyed across the week.            ...

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