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An avian SITREP.

November 09, 2020 - A few feathery notes, whilst I have a few minutes spare... A) I found a dead greenfinch on the roof of our chicken co...
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Wet wind worry

February 24, 2020 - A quick post today to see despite the great news of our local barn owls pairing up properly in the last week and now ver...
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Our barn owls have paired up!

February 18, 2020 - Yes. This morning, on my walk, I watched sparrows take straw up into a local roof. And today I also saw a magpie taking...
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Super moon toads.

February 09, 2020 - Just the quickest of posts this evening to say Ben and I are having GREAT success following our barn owls recently - the...
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Giving thanks and thanks for nothing.

February 01, 2020 - Disclaimer: The two (massively-cropped) photos in this post were taken by me this morning with my tiny wee pocket camera...
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A bit batty?

December 31, 2019 - My eldest and I are having great fun this winter "holiday" looking for and finding barn owls in the local countryside at...
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Floody great!

December 26, 2019 - Merry Christmas to the reader (s?!) of this wildlife blog. A quick question to start this wee blog post. The photo bel...
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"The wildlife daddies" - a year on the road.

November 07, 2019 - Seems a bit crass, posting this, after the sad news a week ago, but here it is anyway. Whilst most people record on the...
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A quick SITREP

September 26, 2019 - Yes... I know... I've been AWOL for almost exactly a month now, but... well... I've been busy, eh? Work has been silly.
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Watch the birdies...

April 28, 2019 - A brief(ish) post today as I've been rugby coaching and gardening all day, plus showing Ben a barn owl (a proper, live,...
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What wonderful, early Christmas presents for the "wildlife daddies"!

December 22, 2018 - During these long, dark, winter nights, I often take my (now) six-year-old boy, Ben, on a wildlife drive in "the hearse"...
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Funky warm Medina

August 20, 2017 - Last week, the boy, Anna and I took our annual summer holiday – on the Isle of Wight – and a good week we had too. I co...
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800 yards of ‘mac. 6) April.

April 12, 2017 - 6 months in. I know, April isn’t six months in to a calendar year is it, but as I started “800 yards of ‘mac” last No...
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800 yards of 'mac. 5) March

March 13, 2017 - Pairing up. We’re now racing towards the light (of Spring) at the end of the (Winter) tunnel* and it’s all happenin...
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800 yards of 'mac. 4) February

February 13, 2017 - Starting to stir. I’ve never been a huge fan of February. A miserable month generally; often the coldest of the yea...
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800 yards of 'mac. 2) December

December 14, 2016 - Doesn’t time fly when you’re not having fun?! It was a month ago already when I started my monthly blog about life on h...
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Spring update.

May 24, 2015 - It has not got unnoticed (by me if no-one else) that I’ve not blogged for some time, so I thought I’d write a quick upda...
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The white stuff

December 20, 2014 - Regular (the two of you) readers of this blog might know that I follow our local little owls and barn owls. We live at t...
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How do YOU relax? (owls).

January 27, 2014 - “How do YOU relax?” That was a question put to me by two prospective managers at a job interview I sat through almost s...
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We made it (and so did they).

May 07, 2013 - It has been a fair few weeks since I blogged - poor health and incredibly busy work to blame. Those weeks have seen us...
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Its been a long time, been a long time....

April 07, 2013 - Its been a long time since: a) I've blogged. (Nearly a month). b) We've had any sort of warmth in the air (almost ex...
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"Are we nearrrly therrre yet"?

March 02, 2013 - I was going to blog about the pond that I have dug into our garden in the last week, or the swift box that I've finally...
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The goose is trying hard to get fat

November 23, 2012 - Christmas but a month away and….hark! are those “herald angels” singing in the far distance? To be honest, it’s a littl...
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Urban peregrines

June 17, 2012 - I remember when I first became interested in wildlife (and birds I s'pose, in particular), I could only dream about seei...
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Bad hare day

June 08, 2012 - The chances of seeing an early summer seem to have stalled somewhat this week, with quite a bit of rain (over 50% of the...
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Would jubilee vit - the transit of Venus

June 05, 2012 - Do you remember June 8th 2004? Do you remember anything special about it? Maybe you were married then or celebrated so...
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Use your eyes (1)

June 01, 2012 - I have been quite well known (over the years) for uttering the phrase "use your eyes" more regularly than most - in fact...
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Owls paired up

February 18, 2012 - I thought I'd take a dawn drive this morning, to check on our local owls, as I knew my car had to have its MOT today and...
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