Wet and dry at Wilstone

A breeze-blown drizzle greeted my arrival at Wilstone Reservoir near Tring yesterday, giving a monochrome cast to the view across the water, the surrounding Chiltern hills rolled up in blankets of grey. I’d dropped in after lunch at The Valiant Trooper in Aldbury and determined to explore for an hour…

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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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