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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No luck in Bramfield

Bramfield is a pretty place, situated 3 miles as the crow or jackdaw flies in a northwesterly direction from the county town of Hertford. Like many of our local villages, it’s origins begin deep in history and pre-date Norman Domesday records. At it’s centre is St Andrew’s Church, extensively renovated by…

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The Kitchen Window List – updated

The start of the football season, busy times at work and the shortening of the autumn days have restricted my blogging activities. When opportunities to get out with the camera are limited I can always rely on watching the birds in the garden. As I stood looking out at the…

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Jenny Wren – a behavioural puzzle

Our garden provides a great habitat for our resident wren population. Colloquially known as the Jenny Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes (the first latin bird name I learned and is one of very few I do know!), they are a welcome companion in the garden. As their latin name suggests they feed…

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