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As Kevin and I took our walk this afternoon the local birds seemed to be on sentry duty, watching the world go by. We have lots of sparrows in the village, who…

Now the weather is slowly warming up I’m trying to get into the habit of spending more time in the garden so our feathered visitors get used to my presence…

There are several robins who hang around the lakeside at Hatfield Forest but they were feeling shy when I last took my camera out to photograph them. With fewer…

Today felt like a proper adventure, with an hour’s drive to Suffolk to collect a musical instrument for a work gig – the furthest I’ve travelled in months! My…

Most of my recent lockdown walk photography has been shot at 35mm (the focal length of my Fuji X100) so I took a different approach today and took a long lens…

I threw out some mealworms in the garden this morning for the visiting birds who prefer to forage on the ground. Just after lunch I spotted William, our pied…

For several years now blue tits have raised young in our nest box, and periodically they pop back to inspect their home for the coming year. In recent weeks…

In recent weeks we’ve gained a new regular visitor to our garden – a juvenile Pied Wagtail. Most days I’ve seen it bobbing around, snapping up tasty morsels and…

I got a little distracted on my snowy walk this morning. I went out expecting to take photos of wintery landscapes (and I did shoot a few) but on my walk…

I enjoyed the luxury of a day out with my friend Erica today – our first opportunity since our summer outing to Stowe. Our destination this time was the London…

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…
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