The blackbirds fledged last night, but did they make it through their first 24 hours???
I’ve been watching the blackbirds going backwards and forwards to their nest for the last couple of weeks – they’ve been good enough to nest deep down in a clematis right outside my home office window, which has been a handy distraction during lockdown!
Continue reading “Gobby bird”
Late at night, when all the world is sleeping, Fang runs around the house doing his stuff…
Continue reading “Fang, the bathroom spider”
It’s gone nuts on the bird feeder today…
Working from home, and getting distracted by the bird feeder outside of my office window. One of the benefits of lockdown and working from home…
Continue reading “Mousie Mousie and Woody Woodpecker”
South Downs Bluebells
This year we’ve seen some pretty impressive displays of bluebells. I’ve been told that the wet winter and spring has helped to produce lots of healthy plants, and that the lack of rain over the last few weeks has created the perfect finish. Bluebells aren’t very sturdy plants, and the heavy showers that we might normally expect in April usually make them collapse.
Continue reading “Best bluebell woods in West Sussex”
Please stay at home this weekend!
I’m sharing this video of Bepton Church and some little lambs to encourage people not to travel to the South Downs this weekend. Please stay at home and enjoy the view on YouTube instead!
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Watch this pack of dogs chase a hare across a field near Midhurst in West Sussex.
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How complicated can it be to maintain an SSSI properly?
Please read this blog and I’ll explain JUST HOW BAD the situation has become on Bepton Down – and why I believe that Cowdray Estate and Natural England are jointly responsible for the decline of one of Britain’s last remaining areas of Chalk Grassland.
Continue reading “The woeful state of Bepton Down”
Maybe you’re paranoid… Or maybe it’s true!
The end of the day is when the owls and the badgers, and the creatures of the night are beginning to stir. Be aware. You are being watched…
Continue reading “Ever had that eerie feeling that you’re being watched?”
Too close to focus!
Flippin’ annoying when you’re out photographing Badgers and they get too close to focus and you have to use your iPhone instead…
Continue reading “A brief encounter”
And today the Hummingbird Hawk Moths arrived 👍
They’re one of my favourite moths, and if you’ve ever seen one you’ll know exactly why they get their name. In fact, they look and behave so much like their feathered namesake that every year the RSPB get phone calls from worried members of the public reporting that they’ve seen escaped Hummingbirds!
Continue reading “I planted Red Valerian to attract Hummingbird Hawk Moths to the garden…”