Natalie's winter wonderland

Natalie Welden hillwalking

By Natalie Welden, OPAL Community Scientist in York

As years go, mine has been pretty awesome.

I spent all spring and summer outdoors in the fantastic scenery in Scotland, climbing munroes, pulling on my wellies for rivers days or teaching snorkelling in the chilly Clyde Sea


A ball on a stick

I had a nice disturbance from computer work this morning as a group of long-tailed tits landed on the tree outside our office window. These have got to be my favourite birds, they are so charismatic. The RSPB page about them describes them as a ball on a stick, as their tails are longer than their bodies. They moved too fast for me to get a photo, but the RSPB site has some drawings and audio clips of their distinctive calls.


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