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Crow’s Nest

We’ve all seen them, the nests at the top of spindly trees, and it is said that if the crows build their nest at the highest possible point, then we’re in for a hot summer. Looking out of the kitchen … Continue reading

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We’ve been here almost 2 years and finally the marina has got its CCTV sorted. We overheard The Boss and The Guy discussing the matter, sites for the cameras, and cost. Ouch. Wish Hubby had been asked. For security reasons … Continue reading

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Counting the days

These are the pictures I took of the swan on the nest this morning. It’s a magnificent structure. I don’t know if it was the male or female ‘sitting’ (apparently the female has a paler beak) but the other was … Continue reading

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A rare sight

Since taking early retirement, I had the time to watch the birds come and go in our garden. Obviously no longer having a garden, we are seeing a different selection, though we have the old favourites, robins, blackbirds, tits and … Continue reading

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It’s a Duck’s Life

One thing about living on a Marina, you get to see the goings on of wildlife close up. The rabbit population is now fit and well, the swallows have left, crows, gulls, magpies and pigeons are plentiful, I can hear … Continue reading

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Swannie River

We took the dog up the lane last week and noticed two swans sitting on a nest at the junction where a small drainage ditch meets a slightly larger one. We decided to park the car and walk the dog … Continue reading

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Feed me!

For several days now I’ve been watching a pair of blackbirds through our patio doors as they’ve been pulling worms from the ground, then pecking them to pieces in the grass. It has always given me great pleasure to watch … Continue reading

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