Category Archives: Wildlife

Hedgehog rescue/incarceration

The behaviour of the small hedgehog (henceforward “Sebastian”) is noteworthy. After Saturday’s scare, I noticed that it was out again at teatime yesterday. It was foraging quite normally (if a little early) so ignored it. This morning at 8.30 I … Continue reading

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Hedgehog “rescue”

This afternoon there was a small hedgehog in the garden – no bigger than my hand. It was snuffling around quite happily, I thought. I went out to drop a trail of sunflower seeds close to it, then retreated indoors … Continue reading

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Return of the alpacas

They’re back, along with a youngster who looks as if it’s been sprayed with shaving foam.

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Lübbenau to Schlepzig

I’ve cycled through the Spreewald before, so the sights – top-heavy punts, dual-language signs, streams and dykes everywhere, the sheer greenness of it all – are not novel. The sounds, however . . . well, in order to pass through the … Continue reading

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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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