Cheerful

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It’s a cheerful thing, isn’t it, a bubble? Except possibly late on an utterly dark and dreary January Friday afternoon, when you’ve lugged all your bubble gear to the Bancroft Gardens in Stratford in the hope of putting on your … Continued

Determination

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This little chap – still a juvenile, I think – was determinedly hoovering up a handful of seed that an earlier passer-by had dropped on a path at Brandon Marsh today. It was aware of me, and a little scared, … Continued

Humbug

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I had a bizarrely quiet walk around the reserve at Upton Warren today – there were hardly any birders about, and not many more birds – but I was charmed by this juvenile great crested grebe with its humbug stripes. … Continued

In the pink

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I chose a great day for a trip to WWT Slimbridge: even the staff were congratulating each other on today’s light, and though it wasn’t exactly warm, the temperature was pretty comfortable for walking around with heavy gear. I went … Continued

Bird on a wire

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I’ll spare you the grimmer detail of my day, much of which was spent at my desk, hurling insults at the designers of WordPress. In my next life I shall build a proper web site, and the home page will … Continued

The lone tree in winter

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I’ve been eyeing this tree for a couple of years now, every time I’ve driven the road between Pershore and Croome. But there’s no obvious place to stop, and a lot of cars use the road – often quite fast … Continued

Beacon

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Yesterday’s lovely light turned out to have been a meteorological error, which was rapidly corrected: today we were back under a blanket of thick, grey murk. Sigh. So with no particular reason for getting out and about, this morning R … Continued

Contemplation

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Another day, another Great Northern Diver – but this time in lovely light. Getting up to the first nice day in what felt like weeks, I zoomed off to Lechlade in search of the second of the two GNDs currently … Continued

Super-size me

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Apologies for the distance, and the light, but this was just too good not to photograph. Being a fairly chaotic person I don’t have many rules for life, but one that has stood me in good stead is Never eat … Continued

Come in Number 27

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I’d love you to assume that I decided to break out of my normal mould and shoot a high-key image today; but if you did, you’d be giving me undeserved credit. Wanting to go out, but still struggling somewhat with … Continued