Sunday, 5 April 2020

Nesting Time

A pair of Long Tailed Tits spared no effort to collect feathers for their nest.  We also saw a Willow Chiff (top) a Tree Creeper and a Nuthatch.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Hardwick Wood

A much warmer sunnier day than recently.  Hardwick Wood was open once more, now that all the mud had dried up.  We found a Long Tailed Tit making a nest.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Painting onwards . . .

Ann has painted the shelves twice and we have painted the glass panels over.  The only thing we forgot was the front edge of the door.  Dohh!

Thursday, 2 April 2020


Our very own Kate Humble telling us all about the blue tits nesting in the nest box on the plum tree outside her room.  She consulted the internet and constructed her own blue tit nest with painted clay eggs, having collected the feathers, grass and horsehair as they do.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Passing the Time under Lockdown

Having bought in lots of paint we are starting at the door and going round clockwise (yes, like John Cleese!!) painting and clearing space for the new shelving which should arrive next week.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Exercise Pictures

Walking around the village, with Ann looking for bees to photograph.  Ronnie and Christine Ward's identical headstones look very smart.  The natural and cut flowers in the churchyard are very bright and cheerful.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Ann's Insects

This is the larger of her two Phasmids, and now has wings.  They were very hard to photograph because they seemed to turn the wrong way every time we moved the bramble perch.  And they resemble leaves!