Welney in, Welney out

Bewick’s swans flew low over the car park as I departed from Welney, having broken the journey there on my recent trip to Snettisham. They called softly to each other as in waves they came into land on the sanctuary of the open water and it’s protection for the night.On…

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A Buzzard for Breakfast

As the cold front pushed blustery showers across the south-east of England from the east this morning this magnificent buzzard sought brief shelter in our garden. Somewhat bedraggled, it perched on the fences for a few minutes before loping away with huge wing-strokes as the wind continued to blow.

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Into the storm surge

I left the reserve car park in complete darkness, stars bright as diamonds in the ink black skies above me. The road had been closed but I had been let through by one of the Norfolk Constabulary’s finest, patrolling the flood zone in his 4×4 and now, a ruc-sac across…

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BTO Bird Atlas of Great Britain & Ireland 2007-11

“The most important British and Irish bird book for two decades”Andy Clements, BTO Director“Nowhere else on earth is as well known in terms of bird distribution and populations thanks to the astonishing effort of accomplished volunteers and the BTO”.  Chris Packham, BTO Vice-President “…the magnificent new atlas of British and…

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Martin’s Lights

Puckeridge came out on Sunday evening at the advent of Advent to remember Martin, our local shopkeeper who passed away a couple of years ago and to switch on the Christmas lights that now thread through this ancient village, bought with funds collected in his memory. The 1st Braughing Scout…

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