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Doing lunch

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He was out walking on Whita yesterday too and sent me this picture of the track to the summit.  I am surprised that we didn’t see him. 413 more words


"Noble nature"...?

Walking home after a few drinks on New Year’s Eve, I spotted a small sign in a shop window. The text says:

“As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, so should a man behave in his village”

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Prunella modularis

Also called the ‘Hedge Sparrow’ or ‘Hedge Accentor’, the Dunnock is an unobtrusive, plain bird with black and brown streaky back plumage, greyish underside, a  streaked brown cap, a grey throat and face, a distinct brown eye, and a dark fine bill. 311 more words

Nature Photography

An unexpected treat

Today’s guest picture not only comes from a guest, my son Alistair, but also shows a guest, his daughter Matilda, who has brought her parents down to Langholm for a short visit. 513 more words


Attenborough Nature Reserve

We decided on Attenborough Nature Reserve for an expedition a few weeks ago. It had come up in conversation with visiting birdwatchers on the farm and it occurred to me that I hadn’t been there for about 10 years. 376 more words

Bird Watching

Eastern Black Redstart in Skinningrove

28/12/16 Anyone who follows this blog will know that although I’ve seen Eastern Black Redstart on Holy Island I’ve since missed one thrice in Yorkshire . 365 more words

Birding In Yorkshire


Glentanner is both a vast sheep station (farm/ranch) and a holiday park/activities centre. It is located where the Tasman River, formed from the Tasman Glacier, becomes Lake Pukaki. 719 more words