Here we go , my last Thursday in lockdown isolation before my return to the real world maybe next week and a chance to spend another day photographing the wildlife in my garden. Or it would have been. It’s been raining all day , persistent and heavy. Ok the camera is waterproof to a level , but my temporary hide and in particular the open patio door isn’t ( including the wife’s cream carpets ) so today’s activities and limited to watching and reflecting on nearly twelve weeks of garden watching.
As I write this blog the wet soggy garden is full of life , Blackbirds , Blue tits , Great tits , Collared doves , Wood Pigeons and a damp Squirrel. The garden has been a really important source os escapism for me. And today is no exception. Maybe the chances of any photography might be limited by the weather , but the enjoyment still hasn’t been dampened. Just goes to show you don’t have to travel miles and payout loads of money to get a wildlife kick.
Undoubtedly Covid 19 has had a deep impact , not only here in the U.K. , but across the whole world. Many life’s have been effected , changed for ever. Sadly many have passed to early , and we will be paying a social and economic cost for years to come. For me personally there has also been an opportunity to rebound with the wildlife around us. If we can take any positivity out of the last few months it’s the effect on the natural world.
Anyway , bringing things back to a lighter subject , here are a few of my favourite back garden lockdown images……..
Here is a fantastic little video about Andrew Budziak who spends his nights photographing the animals of Toronto, Canada. Taking hundreds of hours to capture one photo, his work requires a tonne of persistence. see the video here
This must be a new fox , he seems totally confused and a little unsure. What is this strange automated brush thing ?
Nature News 1st December 2021 Wood wide web A science mission is set to explore one of the final frontiers of untapped knowledge on the planet – the fungal networks in the soil beneath us. Fungi form an underground network of connections with plant roots, helping to recycle nutrients and to lock up planet-warming CO2 […]