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April showers

Today’s guest picture is another interesting thing encountered on her walk with her family through Plessey Woods by my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona.

There was a moment of glorious sunshine today but unfortunately for a late riser like myself, it was before breakfast and by the time that I was ready for the world it had turned grey.  483 more words



On my walk in the outback yesterday I came across this stonechat, as well as a few skylarks and goldfinches … I seem to be able to get closer to stonechats than other small birds … 42 more words


Some spring birds in the sunshine along with something unexpected

Whilst I was at Yarner Woods earlier in the week looking for Pied Flycatchers I managed to photograph a few other birds as well.

A cracking Great Spotted Woodpecker… 129 more words


All hail

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s visit to Crail to act as referee at a golf competition earlier this month.  As well as looking as the fine views, he also saw some golfers.  918 more words


Long awaited

When I saw as a Hawfinch as a little child in my first book about birds, I was very fascinated. I wanted to see this big finch with its clumsy bill. 158 more words

Beautiful Wild Europe (BWE)

The lull continues

Today’s guest picture was taken today by my brother on a walk from Ilam Hall in the Peak District.  The stone stile indicates his route. 519 more words


The waiting is over

In the absence (hint, hint) of a proper guest picture today, the guest picture of the day is a guest blossom.  It shows the splendid flowering currant of one of our neighbours. 522 more words