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Bluebells

Although the flowers of the hawthorn are called mayflowers, I really think it ought to be the bluebell, A week or two into May and they start to flower in British woodlands. I have some bluebells growing in the garden, … Continue reading

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Spiders

While I was updating my blog yesterday, a very large house spider scuttled across the living room towards the fireplace. When I say very large, I mean by UK standards and not in comparison to spiders from elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Cutting the lawn

A bank holiday weekend and sunshine – how unusual is that. I have a petrol lawnmower which has given me many years reliable service, that is until last summer when the engine kept stalling. Eventually, with a little research on … Continue reading

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Starling

We often get starlings in the garden. They used to nest under the roof tiles at the front of the house, but have stopped doing so since we had the roof redone. We still get house sparrows nesting under the … Continue reading

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Good weather for ducks?

I had a choice of titles for this post. It could have been Some surprising visitors or possibly The Mallard (I could have got some unintentional visits from railway enthusiasts with that one. However, since it’s been an overcast and … Continue reading

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Wren

I’d would have liked to have had a photograph to accompany this post. I’ve got quite a nice camera with a zoom lens which I intend to use for nature photography, especially as the weather improves. So the weather today … Continue reading

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Winter birds

We’ve had some snow. I usually put out fresh food for the birds each weekend. As I was working from home today I put some extra out mid-week. I haven’t bothered with fat balls this year. There are three feeders … Continue reading

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