Monthly Archives: June 2011

Goodness me – it was an earthquake!

When you live on a great big lump of granite, nowhere near the edge of a tectonic plate the last thing you expect is an earthquake. So when Paula and I were standing outside yesterday afternoon chatting about the garden … Continue reading

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Spotted flycatcher family is growing up

A spotted flycatcher pair have made a nest behind a downspout between two of our bedroom windows. The brood has hatched and the parents are being kept busy feeding them. They have developed a routine for approaching the nest which … Continue reading

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Another chance encounter by the Dart

Heading up the Dart through the National Trust owned Holne Woods today Rocky and I saw a tent pitched part way across the path, right on the edge overlooking the river. I thought it must be a wildlife photographer in … Continue reading

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The Dart’s in full spate!

The river Dart has been so low in recent months. I have been able to walk across to islands that haven’t really been islands any more and the water has been a crystal clear, light brown. Not today! Last night’s … Continue reading

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A cuckoo out of the nest

Yesterday I saw something I have never seen before – a fledgling cuckoo sitting on a shrub branch in my garden. It took me a few moments to work out what it was and I have now checked the bird … Continue reading

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