One of the advantages of still being in lockdown is time. Yes , a lot more time to fill given the limitations of movement and with the skill full dodging of domestic duties ( much to the annoyance of my long suffering wife ) so after a damp to wet slow wildlife Wednesday I have managed to slip a sneaky Bonus Thursday into my hectic schedule.
The location hasn’t changed , I’m still confined to my temporary lockdown hide , and the view is pretty much the same. Even the weather seems a little repetitive, damp and overcast , rain is on its way. This is where I would normally say all the usual suspects are here , but it’s very very quiet in the garden. Still every cloud has a silver lining as they say , so I’ve got time to clear up some old posts , edit a few posts add a few new images.
You may have noticed a new page , under the Wildlife menu. The Grey Squirrel. This is part of my 2020 big five project. When I say big five, it looks like it’s going to be more like a big seven or maybe eight , I’m not going to get all hot and bothered by the number . The aim of the exercise is to get to know and celebrate my local patch wildlife. Whenever I travel, celebrating and appreciating the local wildlife is an important part of my holiday.
Here’s a few images from Bonus Thursday……….
Wildlife Wednesday 14-4-2021 I now feel like I’m fully back into the swing of Wildlife Wednesday, again at our new base The Hide at the Meadow. Today I had the pleasure of my wife Anne joining me at the hide , complete with twin flasks of hot chocolate, a real treat. It was a busy […]
PHEASANT Phasianus colchicus Length 70-90 cm Wingspan 80-85 cm Weight 1.4 kg Population 3.5 million birds Easily recognizable, the pheasant is a common sight in the countryside and can be found all over the great Britain. This […]
The Robin , Erithacus rubecula. The Robin , a familiar sight in British gardens and parks is a small rounded bird with a distinctive red plumage on it’s breast. A firm favourite in our garden and a regular visitor to the wildflower meadow hide this little bird sometimes called the Robin Redbreast is embedded deep […]