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Wild Words from the West Country: Winging it

( Featured image shows, Jo holding a Blue Tit in hand ready for release)

At six clock this morning we departed to Seaton Wetland centre. I have been particularly excited about today as my passion for ornithology has increased massively over the last year.  80 more words


Reaching for the energies of spring...

At first glance the dense holly hedge at the front of the house looks impenetrable. As solid as the bricks of the wall it hides. But shifting slightly, softening my gaze, small gaps appear, some allowing a glimpse of the interior, others deep enough to cut through the tiny footpath and to a second hedge of privet. 198 more words


The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby.  They had a spot of snow there.

We had a spot of snow too but not nearly so much as they did and this was the scene that welcomed us when we got up this morning. 353 more words


We didn't get the drift

Today’s guest picture shows a very cool customer who turned up in my son Tony’s back garden yesterday.

Tony was busy again today.

I notice that he got out of the igloo before he let anyone stand on it. 590 more words


Here and gone

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s American adventure.  No prizes for guessing the name of this animal.

We woke to an unexpected scene this morning…. 486 more words


Naturelog: 8th February

On the way to Ferrybridge for coffee this morning a Eurasian Sparrowhawk flew over the harbour at Weymouth. On the rising tide, a flock of 25 Ringed Plovers together with 3 Ruddy Turnstone and a single Dunlin were feeding on the mudflats. 360 more words