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Away from home - some English garden birds

While I’m here exploring southern England, John Beer sends regular messages from his house and garden near Turrialba. At the same time, the third of our regular  birding trio, Larry Waddell, sends news from Minnesota of recent arrivals from the south. 275 more words

Trips Abroad

Photo Profile Updated: Following Rigid Trends – Dunnock bird

We spend most of our lives following rigid trends without challenging them through critical thought/analysis, and eventually become boxed in an inflexible virtual reality. We end up following a ghost, albeit a cute one at least in this instant :-) 46 more words


30th April 2018

The Dunnock: Previously the Hedge Sparrow, it is an Accentor, not a Sparrow. The Dunnock is often inconspicuous, feeding on insects, worms etc on the ground and… 92 more words

Sheffield Nature

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