Recent local outings

Recent local outings

I have been on a couple of little walks recently although we are now back to wind and rain, including thunderstorms.  A quick walk around Fobney Lock was very quiet but I did watch a pair of Kestrels chasing each other and a Green Woodpecker took off from the path right in front of me. […]

A few more bits from Dinton

A few more bits from Dinton

It is coming up to fungi time again and I have already seen quite a few including this nice specimen of a Shaggy Ink-Cap. Despite its bright plumage, it took me ages to spot this Robin which was singing really loudly. Mute Swans are also increasing in numbers locally and this one was having a […]

Short local September walks

Short local September walks

I went to Southlake again on the spur of the moment as the sun decided to shine and it was remarkably warm.  I was not the only one enjoying the unexpected warmth and sunshine… The Moorhen couldn’t decide what to do.. The reeds where I was standing were attracting several Hawker dragonflies, one of which […]

A walk in the fleeting spring sunshine….

A walk in the fleeting spring sunshine….

Yesterday (Sunday) was warm and sunny for most of the day, with very little wind, so we went to see if any of the snakes had come out of hibernation.  Unfortunately, we had great difficulty reaching the site on foot due to continued flooding but we got there in the end. The ground was very […]

Quick outing to Moor Green Lakes

Quick outing to Moor Green Lakes

I went for a trial walk at Moor Green today, having had a painfully sore foot for the last week or so which made long walks impossible.  The footpaths were mainly compacted snow or sludge but not too bad to walk on. There were quite a few little Goldcrest, particularly along the river’s edge, and […]