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22nd March 2013                                                                                              Sunrise 06.04 am      Sunset: 06.27 pm It’s not a quiet evening on the marsh: the reverse, in fact! The heronry is… Read More

14th April 2012: I have hoped to get a glimpse of the swam muntjac deer for a while now. I see their fresh tracks every time I am on the marsh. They can walk on last year’s brittle Himalayan balsam stalks without making a noise. They are very difficult to see, unless stumbled upon. I set up a remote camera on Friday evening, at a point where two tracks crossed, in an attempt to see which animals… Read More

(Click on image to enlarge) 11th September 2011: The marsh cattle have done a marvellous job of removing the Himalayan balsam from the bank of the River Stour, that runs along the edge of the corridor to the tenant farmer’s field. The balsam has blocked my view of the river for many months and the cattle have eaten it all, plus they have reduced the height of the grass and other vegetation to around… Read More

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