And then the Hobbies came

There is no getting away from it. If you want to be up before the birds at this time of year, there is no getting up at all. For my particular body clock, the best strategy is to stay up through the night and do your best to catch up…

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Wind, waves and wetlands: images

A collection of images from my trip to Minsmere in Suffolk last weekend. For more on the trip, see Wind, waves and wetlands: sounds. Westleton Heath, Suffolk False Chanterelle Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca Looking across the reed-beds towards Sizewell B NP station Orange Sea Lichen Caloplaca marina Black-tailed Godwit Teal and Shovelers lifting from…

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Wind, waves and wetlands: sounds

Saturday morning I jumped onto the tarmac ribbon that winds across Essex and on towards the Suffolk coast, a desire to breathe salty air and escape civilisation for an afternoon pushing me onward. After the two hour drive and  a quick exploration of Westerton Heath where a broken sun played…

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A Friday at Minsmere

Minsmere is one the RSPB’s premier reserves and holds a special place as the home of the avocet, the totemic emblem of the RSPB. It sits on the Suffolk coast just north of the Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, full face to the North Sea with a short shingle beach and…

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