Category Archives: Wildlife

Going home

I was up at dawn this morning, and here’s the proof: Early-morning deer-stalking: followed by the train to London, which is absolutely not the place to be on one of the hottest-ever September days. However on a walk between Euston and … Continue reading

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New Forest

It’s true – in the New Forest there are ponies everywhere – even hanging around the old bank on a street corner in Brockenhurst. And quite a lot of deer.

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Leighton Moss today

I returned to Leighton Moss today to buy some steel entrance plates for new bird boxes (fortification against squirrel raids) and couldn’t resist a walk round the reserve. Hence I saw the rear end of a red deer. As with … Continue reading

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Leighton Moss today

Trying to identify small birds among leafy trees is entirely different from watching waders in winter. For one thing, the waders stand still! Today I saw a browny singy thing amongst the reeds and a little fluffy thing in a … Continue reading

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Beside the canal today

Makes a change from the usual sheep and cows . . .

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Beside the canal

A reminder of what it’s like at the moment. The lambs are looking less cute and more oven-ready: and there are plenty of ducklings around: but no cygnets yet.

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Walney Island

Off to Walney Island today to look for seals at South Walney nature reserve. Train to Barrow, then I unfurled my Brompton for the 7-mile ride to the reserve. Sadly timetables and tidetables didn’t coincide: the tide was in, so … Continue reading

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