Category Archives: Birds

Creating a pond – Part 4

The pond has now had a few days to settle. It pretty quickly cleared up and we could see the bottom by the second day, which is good. So today it was time to tidy all those edges up.

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Creating a pond – Part 1

It’s taken a little longer than originally anticipated to settle on a location for the pond, but after moving things around a few times we finally have our location picked out. Which means it’s time to start creating this thing.

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New Earswick Nature Reserve

As a key principle of self-isolation is that we shouldn’t be travelling too far, and just having this once-a-day outdoor exercise, it means I’m going to spend a lot more time along the local stretch of the river. It also … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part Two

So, yesterday I announced I’d be spending the next few weeks/months working on a long-planned project in the garden. It’s one that’s perfect for this blog, because I’m finally going to put a wildlife pond in. I’m going to then … Continue reading

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A project for self-isolation – Part One

Well, this is a weird time to be alive. Weird, scary, stressful, confusing, intimidating, and a whole bunch of other complicated emotional responses. I’ve been working from home since Tuesday last week now, and I’ve been both working on coping … Continue reading

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Morning at North Cave Wetlands

Having had a series of posts from last year, we now get right up-to-date with a post from this week. Though work often takes me great places, I rarely have time to just wander and take photos. So, this year, … Continue reading

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London Zoo, September 2019

This will be a very basic post, it’s just a few images I snapped while wandering around London Zoo, that happened to appeal to me. Given this is a wildlife blog, you’ll just have to forgive me for the detour.

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A wander round London, September 2019

Last year I had a couple of days in London, where I ended up walking around 20 miles taking in Barnes, Twickenham, Regent’s Park and St James’ Park. Plus lots of random ground in-between.

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Flamborough Cliffs, May 2019

Back in May, with the second annual Yorkshire Puffin Festival looming large, I needed to get a picture for a quiz. the aim was to have a ‘count the birds’ image that revelled in in the thousands of seabirds that … Continue reading

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Hardcastle Crags, March 2019

I’m going to use the next few blog posts to share a few pictures from various trips last year, none of which I got round to putting up. Very self-indulgent, but then it’s my blog after all!

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