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Jane’s bird in the hand is a very trusting little fella

A robin’s not just for Christmas – they’re our favourite bird all year around. And as this picture shows, it’s no wonder. Jane McComb is a keen gardener and over the period of a year managed to build up a relationship with her garden robin. Every day she offered it some food, often dropping titbits […]

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There’s a chill in the air as autumn blows in

You know summer’s over when there’s a clear, blue sky and the sun is beaming down – but there’s no heat. And that’s the way it always is as September turns into October – it gives us days that look great but don’t deliver. In fact, they can be bad for our health. We look […]

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Put some money in the meteor if you’re waiting on this shower

Dúlra’s got a crick in his neck today after spending an hour looking up at the sky, eyes stretched wide, waiting for a shooting star. He saw only two on Monday night – which on the one hand was a little disappointing, but on the other hand a rare treat. The meteor shower happens at […]

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Sometimes even Dúlra can call it wrong

A bit like Ace Ventura, Dúlra often gets an emergency call when a bird or animal is in trouble. At this time of years it’s inevitably about a young bird. If only he had a pound for every time he heard someone say, “it can’t fly, I think it has a broken wing.” Truth is […]

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Dúlra tracks down his elusive quarry

Here’s Dúlra at one of his regular spots, binoculars glued to his face, trying to unravel a new mystery. This place may not be as spectacular or picturesque as the Divis Mountain walk or the Lagan Towpath, but it’s one of his all-time favourites. This weed-covered mountain quarry pool is overlooking Belfast, but few if […]

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Stopping by woods on a snowy springtime

Forests go through months and years of cruel winters unscathed, but then in a few hours nature deals them a knock-out blow. The snow storm of three weeks ago did more damage than Dúlra has ever seen. This photo is of an ancient lime tree on Cave Hill – one of the biggest in the […]

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