Flying can be dangerous

We were sad to discover, upon emerging into the -9 degrees of cold this morning for the school run, that a female kestrel had met it’s end and died on our path. Our assumption from the position of the body is that it had broken it’s neck in an impact…

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A kestrel on the wing

A day pottering in the garden was very much in the company of our local birdlife, as fledglings and adults of all manner of species visited during the day.The garden ‘day’ list in fact numbered 19 – blue tit, great tit, coal tit, greenfinch, goldfinch, blackbird, pied wagtail, wood pigeon,…

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A good substitute for football

For almost 3/4 of the year my Saturday mornings are taken up by coaching and managing an U12s girls football team. They are a great bunch and exceptionally talented, having won the Cambridgeshire League and Cup double last season. However, due to the weather this winter we have up to…

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A few birds from the weekend

A few shots of birds from close to the house this weekend. Chaffinch (female) – fringilla coebs Chaffinch (male) – fringilla coebs Kestrel (female) – falco tinnunculus Blue tit – parus caeruleus

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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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