Category Archives: This Wild Life

Big Brown Birds

Ham Wall is the name of a wonderful bird reserve in the Somerset Levels. There is no ham there and no wall, but the name comes from Anglo Saxon hamm for water meadow, and the wall was probably a bank … Continue reading

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Wildlife Blogger of the Year, Part 2

(This is a picture from my entry: The Running of the Deer) Could I be the “Wildlife Blogger of the Year”? Short of a sudden influx of 400 odd friends to vote for me, I’m certainly not going to win … Continue reading

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A Difficult Question

Here’s a question for my younger friends: “Would you vote for someone who promised drastically to reduce your standard of living?” I began this some days ago, prompted by seeing dear old David Attenborough jerking his arms up and down … Continue reading

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Christmas Markets – absolute masochism!

If you are a connoisseur of the most exquisite forms of tedium then I recommend 6 hours at a market stall in winter. I’ve never known time go so slowly. The bits that just about made it worthwhile were those … Continue reading

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Wildlife Blogger of the Year

I’ve entered an adapted version of “The Rutting Season” in this competition run by Terra Incognita: https://www.terra-incognita.travel/2018/the-running-of-the-deer-by-richard-turner The main prize is awarded by a team of judges, but there is also a “Readers’ Choice” in which anyone can vote for one … Continue reading

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