…and the lapwings danced in the sun

Saturday morning at Amwell was a delight – bright sunshine and a cloudless sky after a cold night made for a crystal clear day – a perfect opportunity to see what birds were in residence. A snipe warmed itself in the shallows whilst further out the lake was full of…

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24 hours in North Norfolk

When the opportunity for a short break presented itself a week or so back we quickly decided a trip to the North Norfolk coast was the best option. Overnight accommodation secured at The Linksway Hotel near Hunstanton, we headed north in the August sunshine. Three hours at the mercy of…

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It’s in there, honest…..

Frozen pitches curtailed usual Saturday morning activities so with the clearest of winter skies I took a trip down to Great Amwell Nature Reserve. The reserve is one of the chain of lakes that follow the River Lea south towards London, extracted gravel workings now converted to a watery haven…

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Speed of Change

The speed of change in the countryside is so fast at this time of year. Everyday we go out and see change in the garden, the fields and the lanes. Different birds are coming to the feeders – Goldfinches and Greenfinches have become regulars to the nuts and seeds again…

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The Times They Are A Changin’

Following the Rolling Stones inspired title of my last post, Bob Dylan’s protest anthem provides the title for this one. I shall not commit myself to continuing the pattern but we shall see! The Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August and the beginning of September for me signal…

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