Soggy

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I only have some garden birds and a saturated pulsatilla today, and I’m featuring the long-tailed tit because it’s R’s favourite – but for clear evidence of what the day was like I refer you to the extra. We’ve been … Continued

Amaryllis

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A horrible day of grungy, mizzly mist, bringing everyone’s mood (certainly my mood) down to rock bottom. This evening a looooooong and almost indescribably tedious meeting (though R did have to hear a great deal of description when I arrived … Continued

Ruffled

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After a lunch time haircut in Stow-on-the-Wold I zoomed up to the owl field, to be met by the news that two shorties had been out hunting for an hour while I was being shorn, but had now gone to … Continued

Peep peep peep!

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“What’s that?” said R and I, almost in unison. Walking around the willow tree and peering upwards, I finally spotted the producer of the song that neither of us had heard before: a nuthatch, calling for a mate. Despite being … Continued

Misty

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Another plumpie – so, my apologies if you’re bored with them – but of the few photos I took today, this is the one I like best. It was taken with the 100-400 because that happened to be what was … Continued

Sunny demeanour restored

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After a cold and overcast morning the weather brightened at lunch time, and I took the macro and went out on a bug hunt. My first circuit of the garden produced very little, but as the sun came out and … Continued

Zooming

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Today was one of those days: after carefully weighing up a number of options, I made a series of what seemed like reasonable decisions, none of which brought the hoped-for results. Of course, I have no way of knowing if … Continued

Not such an ugly duckling

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When you really look at a cygnet that’s in the process of changing its plumage, it’s a very attractive bird. This is one of last year’s babies, well on the way to becoming a beautiful pen; I decided to post … Continued

Sallow

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I spent most of the day mooching about feeling sorry for myself, more because of the emotional fallout from having gone flying yesterday than because of the physical aches and pains. My mood wasn’t improved by the chip repair on … Continued