Tag Archives: wild birds

Truly wild at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo may be globally renowned for having the largest Chimpanzee colony in Europe and an exciting Asian elephant breeding programme among its astonishingly diverse animal collection, but as I discovered on a recent visit, the grounds are home to many … 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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Cobbler of the woods

The rain arrived this afternoon, breaking one of the longest spells of continuous fine weather I can recall for many months. The butterflies and damselflies went immediately into hiding but the wild birds continued to form disorderly queues for the … Continue reading

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