Tag: animals

Sadly, only two gulls left

It is with a heavy heart that Library Twitcher must report that one of the Herring Gull chicks was killed in a freak accident with a closing window.  The operating mechanism and window placement is in such a position that

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Our gulls are growing up …

‘So what are those things for?’

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Chicks’ Charm Offensive is Well Underway!

by Library Twitcher For those of you who have left Portsmouth for the summer, the University Library’s camera crew is happy to show you some video of the Herring Gull chicks.

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The Best Colour-Coordinated Packaging

by Library Twitcher With all of the demolition going on in the library today (removal of glass wall panels, etc.), it might be nice to show you some of nature’s “demolition”…. The other week, Library Twitcher happened to be in

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Ringing the Changes in Bird Populations

Several weeks ago, the Library Twitcher [LT] was walking along Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth and spotted a Mute Swan with a Darvic ring. LT memorised the Darvic’s letters, number and colour, and practically flew to a computer in order

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It’s Getting Crowded in Here!

It’s been less than a week since the Herring Gull chicks hatched, and they are growing! The nest is already too small to easily accommodate all three chicks comfortably. When the adult is off the nest and the chicks are

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Library Plays Host to Bird Baby Nursery

The University Library is happy to report that a pair of Herring Gulls has once again nested on top of the library building.  We believe this is the same pair as last year since the gulls are nesting in the

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Dinovember

Our thanks to S for finding this gem: https://medium.com/thoughts-on-creativity/6f4cb1886d41

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Library cat assistant

There’s no shortage of cats on the internet (do they have a catnet where they spend all day looking at pictures of humans?), but we were particularly taken with this one that has been made an “Assistant Librarian” in a

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Underwater Dogs

Seth Casteel is a photographer from Los Angeles who has spent many hours taking photos of dogs underwater. His work was posted to Reddit and Google+ and by the following day the photographs had gone viral and Seth had thousands

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