Category Archives: This Wild Life

The Story in the Picture

Look at this Sparrow Hawk. She’s high up in a tree some 100 metres from our garden, and she’s watching. For a minute or so she is absolutely still. Then her head moves. That’s all. Below, in the garden, nothing … Continue reading

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The Best of February 2021

This was meant to be a remote control close up of frogs spawning. Instead I found an extraordinary image. It was one of several surprises buried inside larger pictures that helped me keep sane during an otherwise dreary February.I took … Continue reading

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A Close Family

“I’m walking to my car thinking of when a bird-bander told me what happens if you mist-net long-tailed tits. Because they forage in family flocks, these mouse-sized birds get trapped in mist-nets all at once. Freed one by one from … Continue reading

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Apology to subscribers re “Bomb Run” post

Somehow this post reverted to draft so I had to re-publish it. 

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Embracing the Familiar

I know I’m not the only one gazing out of the window at the rain, or slowly pacing the kitchen trying to think of something, anything, which feels worth doing; anything which might engage the soul, or even bring the … Continue reading

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