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What type of (young?) bird in the woods is this? (UK Lake District)

I believe that is indeed a young Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_jay
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Birds singing and dancing on telephone wire

Coming to this late, but this is typical behaviour for the Long-tailed Tit. These birds are almost always seen in groups and stay very close together. They roost and perch on wires or thin branches, ...
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How can I get rid of these spiders residing in my hallway?

I would suggest to get someone who is not afraid of spiders to relocate (or kill) them. In our family we always used the vacuum cleaner, just suck them up and be done with them. (But you may want to ...
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What hazardous wildlife is there in the UK?

In the sea Most marine wildlife here is harmless, although Orcas do visit British waters. Although they are not generally interested in humans, it wouldn't be good to be mistaken for a seal. ...
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How can I get rid of these spiders residing in my hallway?

Get a reasonably powerful insecticide and spray it around the area. Repeat as needed. I like spiders myself and I would not do that but you should be able to live without being stressed. Have a friend ...
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Why would one choose to use a Harvey map rather than an Ordnance Survey map?

I love the Harvey's ultramaps for trail running in the mountains. I find it provides enough info and although the scale can take a wee bit getting used to..... I now prefer it to OS. I still use OS ...
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