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Monthly Archives: January 2016

I counted 16 heron perched in the heronry at one time earlier in the week, which is good, but surprising. Previous tree cutting activity near the heronry before the breeding season, resulted in very few eggs laid. It will be interesting to see what happens after this and last month’s tree cutting activity there. Chicks hatch between March and April.

The swamp waters flow through the North Pond Chain to enter the River Stour here. If I get a move on, I might be able to finish this coppicing before the next flood arrives.  The recent flooding has left the river banks littered with plastic bottles.

I didn’t get out of bed until gone 10 o’clock this morning, which is very unusual for me. I was listening to a couple of documentaries on Radio4 Xtra, one of them about a recovering alcoholic who went home to one of the northern Isles to escape temptation, using nature therapy to help beat the addiction. Half of me was saying get out of bed lazy bones, and the other wanted to lie… Read More

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