Category Archives: This Wild Life

The Season of Disappointment

How will you remember this Christmas? The tree that nobody saw? Did you begin the month in hope and end in despair? Misery, grief, or just tedium and boredom? I had great things planned. I was to spend the best … Continue reading

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Best of November

The month began in the middle of the two week “Circuit Breaker” in Wales during which we were told not to travel. Infections had been rising to a dangerous level in parts of the country and this 2 week lockdown … Continue reading

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Winter Light in West Wales

Teifi Marshes occupy a flat valley floor to the east of Aberteifi. The nature reserve, run by the Wildlife Trusts, was linked to the county town (aka Cardigan) by rail and water. The trains are long gone, but the line … Continue reading

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I Curlew

Dawn. It has been a cold night here on our little island in the marshes. Here we can sleep safe from the animals, the rufus and brown, the teeth and claws and the cracking of bones and scattering of feathers. … Continue reading

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Flight to Pembrey Harbour

At the far eastern edge of Pembrey Burrows, a wide tidal creek divides the dunes from the long disused pier at Pembrey harbour, and provides a normally safe roosting site for thousands of Oyster Catchers – small back and white … Continue reading

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