An unplanned visit to the flooded Dee Marshes is rewarded with a wildlife spectacle.
Writing tagged: ‘favourite places’
Posts about places that mean a lot to me.
The joy of the familiar—and the unfamiliar—on a local patch
Getting to know a place well means knowing what to look forward to, and appreciating when something unusual happens.
An irrelevance in the landscape
On the realisation that the natural world gets on perfectly well without us.
Spoonbill identification: harder than you might think
Struggling to identify a species is the best way to learn.
Hats off to geology!
Geology doesn't receive the recognition it deserves. Our modern understanding of how the world formed and evolved is one of science’s great triumphs.
My concrete muse
She might only be a lump of concrete, but I have an immense fondness for trig. point 4144.
When is a buzzard not a buzzard?
…when it's a marsh harrier.
Migrant waders anthology
I have provided an article for a new anthology about wading birds.
Peregrine-harrier tag-team challenge
In which I witness a peregrine and marsh harrier hunting together—almost as a team.
When you see a bird often enough, its jizz begins to rub off on you—if you'll pardon the expression.
I’ve never seen stars remotely approaching those in Anglesey. There are so damn many of them. Thousand upon thousand. Too many to count.
Pleasures of August
August on the Dee Marshes and the Pennine Moors, including encounters with a bolshie pheasant, a practising peregrine, and a flirty wheatear.