Have you ever caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye and thought to yourself ‘Hello! I wasn’t expecting THAT!’…
Maybe I’m easily distracted. Or maybe I spend too much time looking out of the window, but earlier this afternoon I saw a dot in the sky that had me running for my camera. And the reason I ran was because I knew this bird was something special. This wasn’t any old bird. This bird was a Falcon. Continue reading “Peregrine or Hobby Falcon?”
Dastardly deeds have been happening in the garden…
I’ve genuinely struggled to get a photo of the Sparrowhawk that’s been reeking havoc in the garden. I’m sorry, this best I can do for you.
Continue reading “Stop the pigeon”
Slow, slow, quick quick slow
When I originally posted this photo on Twitter I got into trouble for describing this Slow Worm as a ‘him’. She is of course a ‘her’. As a result I’d like to apologise to all female Slow Worms for getting this wrong – and explain to others how to spot the difference between a lady Slow Worm from a man.
Continue reading “Slow Worm, male or female?”
How to report fly tipping rubbish if you live near Midhurst, West Sussex
What a load of rubbish… Mostly builder’s rubbish and general waste that has been fly tipped next to the lanes around Midhurst – these two piles of rubbish were in Bugshill Lane between Bepton and Didling. Continue reading “Fly tipping”
Last week I took an early morning ride along The South Downs Way and then to the oil fields in Singleton forest.
Continue reading “Sussex beeches”
Petworth Park on a misty Autumn Morning
I was up at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning, eager to be the first person into Petworth Park as they opened the gates at 8 o’clock. Here’s a photo of the boathouse on the Upper Pond.
Continue reading “Petworth Park Boathouse”
Here’s our friendly house spider called “Fang”. She was in the bathroom earlier, though we’re not sure where she is right now!
Continue reading “Our House Spider called “Fang””
160 Swallows on the Wires…
And that’s just the birds in the photo! There were as many as 500 swallows (and for the keen eye – Martins) on the wires, in the air, tumbling and floating around us in the September sunshine.
Continue reading “Birds on the Wires”
St Mary’s Church, Treyford
Treyford is a remote little village tucked away under The South Downs between Bepton and Elstead. What makes Treyford unique is that whilst it has no church today, it does have the ruins of two.
Continue reading “The ruins of Treyford Church”