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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Animal farm

Another attempt at an early ring ouzel at the normally trusty site at The British drew another blank. The emptiness was filled by a rampant party of trotting, grunting and snorting pigs. These little swines were clearly enjoying the freedom of the common land running back and forth a pond and stream and no doubt introducing some suspended solids. Their route to freedom was also clearly defined by some destructive turf turning.

Some internet research suggests the little trotters are Oxford sandy and black pigs a rare British breed on the road to recovery after being near to extinction in 1985.

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