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Monthly Archives: February 2011

SUNDAY  27th FEBRUARY: It’s been a quiet week in Hoo Wood and on the marsh. I haven’t seen anything unusual. Yesterday on the marsh there were the usual tits, wrens, blackbirds, crows, magpies, a few heron landing the canal side of the Stour, and the ever-present mallards, but nothing to get over-excited about; it was raining heavily most of the time, too. Didn’t see the muntjac in the swamp; come to think… Read More

WEDNESDAY MORNING 9th FEBRUARY – 07:20: Overcast this morning (8 degrees C) and just a hint of rain. Pheasants nest on the ground, producing a clutch of around ten eggs over a two-three week period in April to June. The incubation period is about 23–26 days. The chicks stay near the hen for several weeks after hatching and they grow quickly, resembling adults by only 15 weeks of age. Had a few images… Read More

  MONDAY EVENING – 31st JANUARY: Tomorrow is the 1st day of February and I would like an early ‘first of the month’ photograph of a muntjac deer. I noticed an area in North Pond wood last Saturd where muntjac deer had been active, so I set off with my camera into a dark, freezing night. I navigated by feeling my way along the sides of the track with the soles of my boots, which is… Read More

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