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Dave Helliar
Local patch birding in Somerset, Devon & Dorset & anything to do with natural history, very occasional twitching & trips abroad.
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Dave Helliar 1h
Petition: Ban peat compost.
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Dave Helliar 3h
Single Common Sandpiper at this morning. Was hoping for more with the rain showers!
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Help us save the West Langney Marshland - Sign the Petition! via
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IllegalDumpingCosts Jul 18
Builder fined £1,907 (17/7/2019) for failing regarding waste dumped on farmland near , Bucks Waste produced by bathroom conversion, . Builder declined to identify waste carrier, full farm clean-up costs awarded
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Travel Somerset 7h
Northbound closed between J26 Wellington and J24 Bridgwater due to oil spill, M5 northbound 4 mile queue. Routes around Taunton very busy and also A38 to Bridgwater
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Dave Helliar 23h
Nearly half a BILLION trees were torn down and gone... forever! This is an Amazon apocalypse… and we can stop it now! Sign & RT:
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Dave Helliar Jul 18
Replying to @B_Strawbridge
Once they find the sheets they certainly seem to return regularly. Hope you have success with yours & they increase in numbers.
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Dave Helliar Jul 18
Replying to @B_Strawbridge
Hi Brigit, here's a photo I took on my Dorset patch recently. I regularly find Grass Snakes & Slow Worms underneath the sheet. 🐍
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Dave Helliar Jul 18
Replying to @Chardbirder @bt_uk
Definitely a scam Roger, it's been doing the rounds locally whilst you were away.
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Dr Andrew Digby Jul 16
It's exciting for the team that Sinbad is a father, via artificial insemination. He's one of just 3 adults with rare Fiordland genes, and, at 21 years old, had never bred before this year.
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Dave Helliar Jul 18
what have you done!!?? The update is totally ****!!!
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Dave Helliar Jul 17
Thanks Jane ( I'd blame the cataract for the spelling!) 😉
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Dave Helliar Jul 17
Replying to @KevinHa74549468
That's good news, well done!
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Dave Helliar Jul 17
Not many Small Tortoiseshell about locally, hopefully plenty of time yet!
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Dave Helliar Jul 17
The evidence of disgusting conditions at Scottish salmon farms is mounting. Time for to start unannounced on-the-spot emergency inspections of all Scottish salmon farms to assess fish welfare
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Dave Helliar Jul 17
Replying to @KevinHa74549468
They were brave Bun! Hope the adults didn't give them or you too much hassle!!?
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Chris Packham Jul 17
Good Morning . . . following this film about the truly horrific killing of another Hen Harrier on a grouse moor there has been widespread request for your comment . Can I remind you of this . . .
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Dave Helliar Jul 16
Partial eclipse of the moon from Chard taken at 23:09 (I was in the pub without camera at 22:30!)🌙
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Dave Helliar Jul 16
Just had this Hummingbird Hawkmoth visit Verbena bonariensis in my Chard garden
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Dave Helliar Jul 16
Thanks Richard. Agree, the P900 is certainly the best camera I've owned!
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