Category Archives: Birds

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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Jazz Hands

There are days when cycling is all about facing the elements alone with your music (sssshhh don’t tell anyone.. it’s only plugged in the nearside ear and it’s on quiet) and your thoughts. There are days when it’s pure unalloyed … Continue reading

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Uncle Al

Can it be true that memories from childhood are more vivid and enduring than most of the others? If they are, that would explain my lifelong fondness for my Uncle Al. He was my favourite uncle. I’ve got other uncles … Continue reading

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A Festival of Birds

After a week of soggy gloom, the sun had his hat on as we arrived at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge on the first day of February. There was lots going on because it’s the Festival of Birds … Continue reading

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