Monthly Archives: July 2011

A walk in the woods.

30th July 2011: I had to accept as I walked through Hoo Wood this morning, that autumn is just around the corner. I’m not trying to wish summer away, but I can’t ignore the fact that we are over the … Continue reading

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Marsh Buzzards.

(Click on images to enlarge.) 24th July 2011: Today was a proper summer’s day and not one of the dreary damp days of late. When I first looked out of my bedroom window this morning, I decided that the heronry … Continue reading

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Lots of bird activity today.

21st July 2011: This morning, at the south end of Hoo Wood, I counted six green woodpeckers, four magpies and a buzzard mewing overhead. It was quite a spectacle with the magpies and woodpeckers screaming at each other and flying … Continue reading

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As you travel through life, take time to smell the wild flowers.

When I am on the marsh I expect to see or do something worthwhile. If this doesn’t happen I am disappointed. The North Pond has two sections: the main section to the north and a smaller, shallower section to the south. … Continue reading

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Pete’s question: “How much of the wildlife on Wilden Marsh actually lives there continuously?”

This is a good question, but I don’t know that I have a definitive answer. I think it is safe to say that many of the animals seen on Wilden Marsh are transient. Take the fox as an example of … Continue reading

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Keeping tabs.

Friday – 8th July:  I have been busy lately keeping tabs on the foxes, badgers, muntjacs, buzzards and a few other creatures who live on the marsh. I don’t do this because the animals need me to keep tabs on … Continue reading

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Worcestershire Beast revealed . . . ?

Saturday – 2 nd  July : Early yesterday morning whilst scanning the lagoon field from a vantage point high-up in Hoo Wood, I spotted a black animal lurking amongst the sorrel. Could this be the Worcestershire Beast? It was a … Continue reading

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