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Paintings for today

Yo Peeps   Haven’t been birding/smudging for the last couple of days (slightly ‘under the weather’)  Should be out & about tomorrow, so here’s a few of my paintings to recompense!   20 more words

International swan census.

Welcome to the first blog post of Wildlife and Blue. This week I have been busy counting wildfowl especially the Whooper Swan and Pink-footed Goose. 361 more words


Ducks on ice at the Llanelli Wetland Centre

We always try to make a midwinter journey to the Llanelli Wetland Centre and this time it was an icy day, which made the ducks and geese eager to take the corn we offered. 388 more words

Soaring high

Where the air is sweet!

Bar-headed geese: Highest bird migration tracked



Caerlaverock, great at any time

With the passing of the winter solstice, the days may be getting longer, but they aren’t yet much warmer.  A visit to Caerlaverock at this time of year will however warm the spirits and guarantee seeing big flocks of barnacle geese, waders and a host of wildfowl, as Jonathan Warren explains. 320 more words

National Nature Reserves


Camping at this time of year requires a completely different mindset compared to trips in the spring and summer. First and foremost, and most obviously, it tends to be far colder in winter, so it’s essential that you wrap up well, have warm bedding and consider booking a pitch with electric hook-up so you can run a heater. 402 more words

Bingo! It’s (another) Ringo!

Billing Gravel Pits. A favourite local patch for me in my early teens when I used to cycle there regularly after school and at weekends. These days I rarely visit the main pits and the site is largely underwatched. 309 more words