Category Archives: This Wild Life

Immigrants versus Natives

For the first time yesterday, my volunteer day at Dinefwr deer park, Llandeilo, I was able to spend some time in the newly rebuilt Castle Woods Hide at the southern end of the park. The resident mallards and coots had … Continue reading

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Skokholm as in Stoke ’em (Part 3)

Thursday and Friday Though still badly stressed by the necessity of interacting with so many strangers, the group are becoming less strange, and as I expected, my first impressions were way off the mark. Part of the problem for me … Continue reading

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Skokholm as in Stoke ’em (Part 2)

Monday Good light, horrible strong wind, gut ache all day. It wasn’t totally ruined though. The joy of capturing a good image banishes the wind and the belly ache for a while, and it’s hard not to love creatures which … Continue reading

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Skokholm as in Stoke ’em (Part 1)

 Skokholm is the smallest of the three islands off the coast of Pembrokeshire. There is another further out – Grassholm – which has no landing place, and is home to 40,000 Gannets.  I spent a few days on Skokholm 2 … Continue reading

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Justified Image Grid – an astonishing correspondence

This is the story of what can happen when an Oldie like me – fairly internet savvy, but no tech wizard – meets one of the true back-room-boys online. It’s a bizarre unfolding of what seemed to be a simple … Continue reading

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