Monthly Archives: June 2012

The bird of night did sit

Over the past week or so, young Tawny owls (Strix aluco) have been vociferous from dusk until well into the night. For a species so notoriously difficult to see, the fledglings’ squeaks seem to resonate noisily from every corner of … Continue reading

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Halcyon days

At 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, I was deeply involved in reading a novel when I was disturbed from my reverie by a familiar ‘peeep, peeep’ sort of sound in the garden. I carefully made my way to the window, raised my binoculars and … Continue reading

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Nature remains

Thousands of fluffy white seed heads from the willow trees have been drifting past the window all morning – giving the garden the appearance of a well shaken snow globe. After a gloriously sunny Monday, which saw the re-emergence of … Continue reading

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