Tag Archives: birds

Fleeting Impressions: Knowing my Place

Over the last month or so, I have been making little explorations around my home ground. Not going very far afield. 6.7.18 BUCKS VALLEY WOODS – hoverflies After the long, dry, sunny summer: flowers, birds, butterflies, verdant greenery – I … Continue reading

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Budleigh Salterton: a Springtime Idyll

Below is a selection of quick photos taken on a recent visit to the south of Devon,  meeting two of our Essential Nature friends for a perfect springtime day out. First, the train journey from north to south of the county … Continue reading

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The Woods in Winter

Last month, January, was unseasonably mild here in North Devon, and it rained almost every day. For sure, this is a warmer part of UK, but one would normally expect a certain amount of snow and cold weather. Instead of this,we … Continue reading

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After the Winter of Discontent comes the Promise of Spring

Reaching my favourite sheltered spot, I sit in the sun, gazing southwards across the river, whilst all around me woodland birds are singing… … joyfully oblivious to the dull roar of traffic over the bridge, and the ever-present threat of … Continue reading

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The Sea Walk

Today, a few of us went for a practice walk on Northam Burrows. The tide was right out, almost at the horizon, and there was a light breeze blowing towards the sea. We could not hear the sound of the … Continue reading

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We call him Fudgie

Oh no!  it’s the gull chick season again! Just look what I found under the car  a couple of hours ago. I christened him Fudgie. I think that was a mistake. The gulls nest on our chimneys every year despite our … Continue reading

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Skern Birdwatching

A gentle hazy morning, birding with the Devon Bird Watching & Preservation Society (DBWPS).  A soft blue sky, the sound of skylark and curlew and  the rhythm of surf breaking  just over the pebble ridge. Time to relax. After so much cold and … Continue reading

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Sky Stones 2

Here’s the progress of Skystones this week. Sunday – cold and wet. Spend afternoon searching and digging out discarded stone from a neglected corner of the outbuilding. The stone is filthy, heavy and nowhere near enough. Mon – down the … Continue reading

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Geese – from “Winged Migration”

The birding trip got called off because of foul weather – so here is a beautiful video of geese flying north, by ivos25, from the documentary film “Winged Migration’.

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West Town Farm

A visit to West Town Farm, near Exeter – where I am hoping to make work next summer. It is an organic farm, and hosts a flourishing environmentally-conscious arts organisation: ‘Organic Arts’  which attracts people from miles around to come … Continue reading

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