A little shop of wonders

In an age when our high streets have become conglomerated into sterile repetitions of identikit, brand-led emporia, finding a little shop of wonders is a special thing. They are usually specialist and tucked away from the brash high street in slightly obscure locations. My find today was no different.I had…

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Roadkill

We found this unfortunate fellow just outside of the village today, likely the victim of a collision with a car either last night or early this morning. Closer inspection suggested it was an adult male stoat, a species we have seen very occasionally around our patch of the Rib Valley…

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It’s been wet, wet, wet

The UK Meteorological Office released provisional statistics earlier this week indicating that 2012 was the second wettest year on record since data collection began in 1910. With four of the five recorded wettest years occurring in since 2000 and longer term (30 year) averages indicating a 5% rainfall increase, wetter…

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Re-setting the clock

As the old year draws to a close we naturally look back at the previous twelve months and forward to the next. For me and in the context of this blog, I can look back at some fine birding trips, the discovery new locations and some very special birds, a…

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