Monthly Archives: April 2011

A few unleashed dogs …

Friday 29th April 2011: … and their owners are still roaming the north marsh, totally ignoring the ‘Private’ signs. On the southern end of the marsh, the ‘Private’ signs have been pulled down and destroyed – by a disgruntled person, or … Continue reading

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Foxes around the North Pond …

Wednesday April 27th 2011: I took an evening stroll around the North Pond. Millions of flies kept me company for most of the way, then another batch took over when the first lot started flagging. One little ducking swimming in … Continue reading

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Herons, a Reed Bunting and a Woodpecker …

(Click on images to enlarge) Saturday April 23rd 2011: 07:00 finds me out on the pipes again. It’s sunny, warm and the sky is bright blue, as has been the norm of late. There was a different feel to the marsh … Continue reading

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Muntjac, Butterfies and a Tit …

Friday 22nd April 2011 – 18:50:  It’s Good Friday! I have no real commitments today and I can please myself what I do. So, it’s 7:00 am, the sun is shining, the sky is clear, and I am walking alongside Hoo … Continue reading

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A little bit of everything, including flowering plants…

Sunday 17th April 2011 – 20:30: The North Pond is now teeming with tadpoles. It’s been around 4 weeks since the mating toads left the pond and I can’t say that I’ve noticed an increase in bird activity on the pond; … Continue reading

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Early start on the north marsh…

Saturday 9th April 2011 – 20:30: I was out on the dew-drenched marsh at dawn this morning. It was unusually quite along Hoo Brook – the traffic on Wilden Lane being very light at this early hour. The sunlight streaming through the trees … Continue reading

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The flowers begin to bloom and first mallard chick…

Friday 8th April 2011 – 20:30: Another wonderfully  warm and sunny spring day and, best of all, it’s Friday. By 5 o’clock the marsh was calling me, so I grabbed my camera and made my way down there. I hadn’t been down to the marsh … Continue reading

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