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#WildWednesday – The long and the short of it

This year’s winner, at least in my own counting for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (end of January), was the Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus. They also happen to be my favourite of our regular visiting birds. Long-tailed tits are a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Byron’s Pool, Cambridge: A Literary Walk

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Wordless Wednesday – Ghost Trees in the Fog

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Six on Saturday – In just one word: Courgettes!

25/07/2020 OK, I know am not alone, but I’ve got a courgette mountain. I put half the current pile outside the gate this morning, with a sign to let people know that they are free to good homes (or indeed … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A Woodpecker and a Chaffinch walk into a bar …

 

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Wildlife Wednesday – Knapweed Magnetism

Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Flower spikes and Hoverflies

We’ve had a stressful week with a poorly dog and daily visits to the vet (arthritis and pancreatitis apparently). Hopefully Sadie is in the recovery phase now, but I will be glad when I stop having to visit that front … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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Trapeze artists … and other high wire performers

In spite of all the named storms and gusty weather sweeping across the country, our bird feeders have been exceptionally busy throughout February. In fact there is a correlation: The nastier the weather the more likely we are to see … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Dirty faces amongst the Tommies!

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