A rare garden sighting

After a morning on a chilly football training pitch I returned home and enjoyed a spot of kitchen window bird-watching while I warmed up. The feeders were popular, blue and great tits streaming across the gardens on an aerial corridor to our honeysuckle where we hang the nuts. A small…

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New year resolution

There is no doubt that work has kept me away from blogging on The Badger’s Eye over the last year. More than that, it has prevented me from getting out and about, watching and photographing birds and wildlife – the thing I love to do most. Now, I don’t want…

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A Cormorant for Christmas

On a journey along the Standon Lane earlier this afternoon, a large black bird sitting high in an old oak by the lane caught my eye. As we came closer I was surprised to see that it was a cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo . Cormorants are no great rarity in the…

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Inquisitive youngster

 Earlier this year I treated myself to a new camera – A Pentax K200. I went with this as it was the equivalent digital model to the K1000 that I grew up with and allowed me to use my old lenses. Over the following months I decided to invest in…

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