Category Archives: Wildlife/Nature

First Swallow of 2017 

I know that “one swallow doesn’t make a summer”, but I did see my first of the year yesterday. I checked my notes from last year and it is a day later than in 2016, but still pretty consistent. (The … Continue reading

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Head In The Trees

As I was walking the dogs this afternoon, I was spending quite a bit of time looking up.  Specifically I was looking in the canopies of Ash and Oak trees to see which was further ahead in leaf. The Oaks … Continue reading

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The Sun Has Got His Hat On!

The sunshines on me today. Temperatures between 16 & 18°C, blue sky and barely a cloud in sight. Sunglasses 😎 for the first time this year. We went for a nice walk this afternoon. It’s my birthday, so no work … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean That You Should…

Today’s “Last Word On Nothing” blog raises some interesting questions [LINK]. It’s nice to suppose that we now have the scientific ability to do something like recreate an extinct species, but should we? I know there has been hype before … Continue reading

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Ruffled Feathers

This last week I’ve been noticing a lot of small fluffy feathers all over the playing field. It’s been a pretty wet and blustery week on the whole and the usual black-headed gulls have been there in large numbers, along … Continue reading

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The Birds Seem To Think Spring Is Nearly Here Because:

The Robins have their beaks full of nesting material The dawn chorus is at it’s best at the moment Blackbirds are fighting over territory (literally) The Wood Pigeons are doing their “thing”  Our garden nest boxes are getting regular inspections.

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Signs of Spring 

There are definite signs of Spring. The days are getting longer (it was still light at 5.15pm yesterday), the mimosa in our garden (above) is flowering and the crocuses (below) are out.  I know that officially Spring is still another … Continue reading

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