REAL hope for next year now...

June 26, 2020 - Sure. 2018 was a good year here for the best birds of all, swifts. (Unfortunately, last year was bleedin' awful). But t...
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We're up to SEVEN now!

June 26, 2020 - Since Ben found our first hornet moth t'other day - and more pertinently, our first hornet moth pupal exuvia a day later...
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Love 'em. Just LOVE 'EM.

June 24, 2020 - The image below is a composite of around 35 images taken this afternoon. We're having our best swift year ever here. O...
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Ben gets better and better. A story about "adminicula"...

June 22, 2020 - Yesterday, my eldest boy found a newly-emerged hornet moth pumping up its wings at the base of our back garden's largest...
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Were you correct?

June 21, 2020 - Yesterday I posted that Ben, our eldest boy had found SOMETHING on the largest of our poplar trees in our back garden...
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My eldest boy REALLY produces the goods this morning!

June 21, 2020 - I've not got any time to post about this today, but after starting to teach my eldest boy how to REALLY use his eyes t'o...
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Nine photos merged into one.

June 20, 2020 - No words necessary...
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Two peregrines and about two thousand toadlets.

June 16, 2020 - At present, I'm trying to teach my eldest son what real awareness is outside; and why perhaps it's best NOT to become a...
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"It's not the despair, Laura... I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand."

June 15, 2020 - Two years ago (almost to the day) I blogged about the best birds of all (of course) finally returning to a NEW "Swift Ha...
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Toadlet.

June 14, 2020 - It was mid February that I posted about this year's annual toad migration - when the 2000 (or so) local adult toads leav...
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The ox-eye family.

June 10, 2020 - No words. Just photos. TBR.
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"Beautiful priestess of the Argive plain".

June 09, 2020 - Mid June. The best time to see peacock butterfly caterpillars in clumps on nettles - which we did today on our walk aro...
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"Puttock augmentation" (part three).

June 03, 2020 - Whilst we are stuck in Royal Berkshire at present, it seems only fit to again report on the Royal County's Royal Kites....
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Corvid-19?

June 03, 2020 - Just having a quick coffee in the garden (before the first rain in weeks I hear?) - and a magpie just dropped dead from...
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An environmentally-ignorant council.

June 01, 2020 - This morning, the council (that's Bracknell Forest Council by the way) mowed and strimmed their way around the business...
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