Ruffled

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It’s a good thing that R dragged me into Stratford this morning for errands and coffee, or I’d probably have spent the entire day at my desk. There’s another storm brewing and the river was high, which always seems to … Continued

Bohemian

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While I was freezing my…. lens off at the owl field yesterday, a local photographer friend (and frequent owler) was photographing a waxwing against the lovely blue sky, less than a ten minute drive from my house. When I saw … Continued

Taking a liberty

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I’m playing Blipsnap with Hillyblips today – and given that we both photographed this red kite at the owl field towards the end of the afternoon, you can probably guess how co-operative the owls were being. We also papped a … Continued

Close of play

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Very tricky conditions at the owl field today. Hillyblips and I had glorious sunshine and slicing wind, we had owls fighting kestrels and owls hanging on the wind way over on the ridge, we had low black cloud, we had … Continued

Searching for spring

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Oh please – just make it stop now. As I ate my breakfast this morning the sun came out, my spirits lifted, and I was looking forward to taking the macro and searching the garden for invertebrates. But by the … Continued

Cherry plum revisited

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It occurred to me today that as our pink cherry plum is now flowering, the white variety that grows wild in the hedgerows around the village must be too, so I took the macro lens and went to look. I … Continued

Broadway

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It was a slightly warmer day today, though still quite windy. After breakfast R and I went to Broadway, and walked to the top of the Upper High Street – we both love this part of the village, and it’s … Continued

Cherry plum

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It was another stormy day here – not especially wet, but dark, cold, and windy. I am now very definitely ready for this dreary winter to end. I spent the morning at my desk, mining old photos in search of … Continued

Treezoomer

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Goodness knows why this little bird is called a treecreeper. Treedarter or treezoomer would be far more appropriate, because they’re as fast as a really fast thing, and hardly ever still for longer than a fraction of a second. Being … Continued

Fluffikins

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Bless. I think it must be a youngster, to still be so downy. It was fairly outraged that I was pursuing it along the quayside, and this was the last photo I managed before it took itself off to the … Continued