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Picture this: The Tarka Trail...

Named after the otter in Henry Williamson’s book, and originally conceived as the Taw and Torridge Country Park, the stretch of disused railway tracks and surrounding land between Barnstaple and Bideford was bought from British Rail in 1987, and the 180 mile footpath and cycle network that exists today was finally extended – to Braunton in one direction, and Meeth in the other – in 1992, when it was officially opened by HRH Prince of Wales. 283 more words


Clifford Hill Bufflehead goes west

Turning up and performing well in front of the hide at the southern end of Daventry Country Park yesterday, ‘Buffy’ was finally stripped of her celebrity status as she revealed more of that tell-tale ring detail. 288 more words


30 Days Wild - Day 27 - Let sleeping ducks lie

A very quick one today. Spotted a bunch of ducks sleeping by the lake. But the moment I stopped to look at them, they were up.  63 more words


More on the Clifford Hill Bufflehead

The lady shows her ring …

… but the detail is indiscernible. I spent some more time with the Bufflehead this afternoon, hoping to see some ring detail – … 298 more words


Northamptonshire’s first Bufflehead?

With some potentially serious negatives against it, what is ostensibly the first Bufflehead for Northants is likely to be an escape … or is it? 544 more words


Spring Is Here

Hello, Spring is here and I’m a little late but it’s gonna be May ha.

It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting a little better after winter and the April showers. 141 more words