Category Archives: Birds

Soundtracks of a life

Last night, I went out into the dark garden and stood listening for hedgehogs. It’s only three days since Spiky Norman returned with his new lady-friend Tigs and I hadn’t seen them – only the evidence of their messy dining … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – belated.

Happy New Year to anyone who happens to read this. I’ve been flatlining on readers by the looks of things, probably because my last blog was in October and even the most persistent of readers will probably not keep popping … Continue reading

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Kew Gardens

Popped into Kew Gardens on a whim recently. Just happened to be saying goodbye to #2 son at Heathrow, needed petrol at Heston Services and before heading West with a heavy heart, checked to see what was going on at … Continue reading

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Given the bird

You don’t know until you try, they say. Truest thing ever – especially when it comes to bird photography. Things were quite busy at Christmas and the Canon camera didn’t make an appearance what with the battery charger being buried … Continue reading

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Peace, piggies and a parrot in the Forest

Mountainbiking in the Forest of Dean last weekend was a real treat – acres of bluebells everywhere, sunshine and shelter from the gusty winds. The oddest thing was the peace. I’ve often pedalled around the Forest trails without seeing a … Continue reading

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Eureka!

I moaned to anyone who would listen about my disappointment with the Natural History Museum last year. I wanted to revisit the beetles.. the display cases full of incredible beetles from all over the world – teeny beetles, mediocre beetles, … Continue reading

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Starry, starry night

Nothing much went wrong this weekend, which was a refreshing change, so together with the sunshine, warmth, bike rides, flowers, bees, butterflies, birdsong, frogs and the prospect of many hundreds of tadpoles in the pond, it was all pretty good. … Continue reading

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