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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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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A ‘Snow Day’ in Barwick

By accident of geography and climate, snow in North East Hertfordshire is somewhat of a rarity and therefore something that isn’t coped with particularly well by south-east England’s commuting public and their public services. In the last 10 years a day or two’s snow a year might be typical but…

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Hares at full moon

I took another walk around the wood on Sunday night and as usual came across the family of hares that live there. With a full moon rising to the east above the River Rib I thought the association of the two would make a nice shot. Hares and a full…

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