Watching the Water bats

It has been our privilege this summer to takeover a Bat Conservation Trust waterway survey route. We learned of the opportunity when we met Anne and Chris at an early meeting of Friends of the River Rib back in May who for a number of years have conducted the Standon…

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In the beginning

It was ten years ago to the day that The Badger’s Eye first made an appearance on the internet, triggered by an encounter with a young badger and the photograph that I managed to take. Sitting in the dappled light of a July evening, downwind of a badger sett no…

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A Robin in the garden

It was in the late summer and autumn of 2016 that the relationship with our garden robin truly began to take on a new depth. When we were tidying the flowerbeds it would often alight next to one of us, often within no more than a couple of feet. And if…

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Bitterns in flight

Lakenheath Reserve is one of our favourite places and on a visit back in June it was again the venue for a wonderful wildlife encounter. Leaving the car-park shortly before dawn, we made our way out at a steady pace through reed-beds alive to the sound of sedge and reed…

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The first croak is the sweetest

I think I was eleven or twelve, back when summer days lasted forever and the future was full of promise and sunshine, that with the help of my dad I taught myself to water-ski. We holidayed in Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula in a little cottage in the heart of the village.…

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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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Home sweet home

I decided to stay at home today to get the pond cleared up and remove some invasive flag irises that were taking over.The recent heat wave has cooled down a bit making work much easier. So I attacked the irises early on but was abruptly stopped by the sound of…

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False Start

Sooooo…. After yesterday I said I wouldn’t go on any more weekday (possibly weekend) photography trips until my exams were over. With 2 essays down this morning and not having a lesson till 2pm I was struggling along and needed a break. Stupidly checking on the internet I saw a…

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