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White Moles & Media...

November 2013 and I’m about 1200ft above sea level in one of the finest of Yorkshire’s Dales, Coverdale.  I’m trapping moles on a 1100 acre farm, not always an easy task in the weather conditions that can plague this Dale this time of year.  1,109 more words

Best fed osprey

It has been a tense week watching the Tweed Valley Osprey main nest camera, as with only one remaining chick we have been worried that the inexperienced new mum may not give the young developing bird the attention and care needed to see it through this vulnerable stage of its development. 544 more words



“I know what you’re doing”, my friend chuckles as she walks ahead of me. “I can hear you splashing!”

Of course I have to tarry again at the puddles in the tyre tracks on the path. 394 more words


Alert buzzards of yesteryear

Have come to claim what they left,

but again I stand

to shoo them away.

The water’s on for a pot of tea.

Scarecrow drinks while birdies get gone.

Hare he goes again.

The morning constitutional consists of a 45 minute walk around one of the big fields, depending on which one is fallow.

Our favourite field is this one: 388 more words


But It's Ten to Ten!

Waking at 5.55am on Sunday wasn’t the plan at all. Peeping through the curtains it was evident that a swirling mist had its arms wrapped around the cottage. 1,930 more words

Buzzards, aeroplanes and wild flowers

The bluebells are well and truly finished now we’re into June, but the meadows in this little pocket of near-idyll from Westerham to Eynsford are alive with wild flowers. 333 more words