Autumn round up

I’ve enjoyed Luke’s recent posts and remain jealous of the time he has found to get out. His impressive shots of birds and  the wonderful rutting deer have been terrific to see and read about. For my own part, snatched moments with the camera have unfortunately remained rare but all…

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Deer Take Two

After failing miserably at getting any good deer shots in Ashridge I had given up hope for another year of watching the deer rut in full action. However, with the end of the rut coming ever closer I got a tip off about some deer in Kent. Straight away I…

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Sunday afternoon on the riverbank

Since starting my new company back at the beginning of August, opportunities to post on The Badger’s Eye have been scant, evenings and weekends taken up with the inevitable overspill from the working week, plus a bit of football, which is always a distraction! In the meantime though, we have had…

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Rattlebag

Starting this disparate collection of images and sightings from the last week or so is a new butterfly sighting in our garden. This Holly Blue butterfly made occasional appearances last weekend and stayed just long enough in one place for me to get a shot and positively identify it. It…

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Standon Calling 2010

It is festival time in the valley again, with the annual three day bash at Standon Lordship. A decade old now, Standon Calling was created by Alex Trenchard as a birthday party for friends and has grown into one of the finest boutique festivals of the British musical summer. Standon…

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Rhubarb and Custard Cake

This post is a departure from the blog’s normal fayre, but I was so impressed with the result that I wanted to share it with you.If you have a rhubarb plant in your garden then I would suggest that you, like us, may struggle to keep up with the quantity…

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Talpidaen earth movements

A new mammalian visitor has joined our garden species list, though as yet I haven’t seen it in the flesh. Instead, I managed to capture this video footage of a mole moving soil around its newly dug tunnels last Saturday afternoon. I stayed quite a while watching the mound as…

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Buzzards and Badgers

After a weekend of cyan skies and cotton wool clouds, Sunday gradually clouded over, with a warm stiff breeze stirring the trees in the valley. In the late afternoon I thought I would take a walk up to the new pond I had found last winter and sneak around in…

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A saunter round the meadow

A terrible admission, but I’ve been struggling to put a blog post together over the last couple of weeks. Time in the evening and at weekends has been scant as I’m frantically busy at work setting up my new business. I also decided to have twice weekly sessions of pre-season…

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Home sweet home

I decided to stay at home today to get the pond cleared up and remove some invasive flag irises that were taking over.The recent heat wave has cooled down a bit making work much easier. So I attacked the irises early on but was abruptly stopped by the sound of…

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