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Toddlepedal et al....et al

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk that my brother did last month.  He remarks, ” If you choose to close your teashop at 4pm, I can’t think of a nicer way to tell thirsty ramblers.” 770 more words


Some Scilly birds

Came over on the Scillonian yesterday to the Isles of Scilly – we had a quick walk around Lower Moors and High Moors. There were a lot of migrants on the move especially willow warblers and chiffchaffs. 40 more words

Isles Of Scilly

A Little, Common News

Not much to report today, highlights were a first summer little gull and a common tern, the latter was also reported yesterday. Two pairs of… 157 more words

Het Zwin

In the 12th century, a storm broke through the dunes of the Flemish coast. It formed a tidal channel that reached as far as Bruges. Due to the silting of the channel, now all that remains are a saltmarsh, mudflats and brackish pools. 46 more words


"Don't play with your food."

Before heading home for lunch, I decided to stop by Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland to see if there was anything new there. I got out of the car and saw the above ibis trying to gulp down that frog.   88 more words

Bird Photography

Saturday morning whimsy

Ducks and Worms

A clown-like shelduck

With bright red beak

Manoeuvres a line

Of black-capped ducklings

Across the mud flats

And past the sedge

To the water’s edge… 27 more words


No Pictures!

Sorry, no pictures today, despite the good weather, we were just too busy sorting out the trees cut under the electricity lines recently. We have been dead-hedging the brash and collecting some of the larger wood for logs, which we will be selling to help the reserve’s coffers. 211 more words