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After a busy afternoon teaching on Zoom I retreated to our garden for a spot of relaxation with the birds at four o’clock. The garden is a hive of activity at…

With the prospect of an all-day committee meeting ahead of me I took the opportunity to spend a few minutes in our garden this morning, watching the birds. Many…

I spent some more time in the garden, watching our flock of starlings this afternoon. They’re so used to me now that I sat in full view on the path, about six…

One of the pleasures of having more time in our garden has been the opportunity to get to know some of the characters who visit. Naturally, the most regular…

The sun was out this afternoon so I spent some time reading in our back garden. As I sat there I also watched the blue tits in our nest box and noticed a…

Our resident blue tits seem to be little more cautious of us this year and I’d begun to worry that perhaps they’d abandoned their nest or gone elsewhere. I…

Bernard, the blackbird who regularly visits our garden, was back again this afternoon. I’d found a spot to sit on the lawn, partially hidden by the rose bushes,…

It’s funny how old habits creep up on your when you’re not looking. I stopped my 365 project after ten years in November 2018 as I wanted a break from the grind…

Starlings are fascinating birds. In flat light their feathers look a dull brown. When the sun is shining though you really see the rainbow of colours in their…

After a weekend indoors with my students I wanted to get outside for some fresh air today so I headed for the coast. My destination was Clacton-on-Sea, where I…

It’s been a couple of years since Hatfield Forest was invaded by a flock of hawfinches – seasonal migrants from colder climates. Last week they returned and I…

I felt the need for some fresh air and a fix of nature this morning so I drove down to Rainham Marshes for a little time with the birds. The water levels have…

It’s nearly two years since I spent some time in the woodland photography hide at Rainham Marshes so it was about time I returned. I spent the whole of today…

Sunny days have been pretty rare lately so I grabbed the break in the weather today to return to Rainham Marshes. As the water levels gradually rise through the…

I finally returned to Rainham Marshes today, some nine months after my last visit. I’ve been waiting for a calm, sunny day for ideal bird photography conditions…

When I arrived home from work this afternoon I took a little time to sit in the garden and watch the birds. Our feeding station is alive with goldfinches at the…

While we have plenty of bird life visiting our garden, one species we lack is sparrows. There’s no shortage of them at Llanerchindda Farm though and I never…
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