Archive for the ‘Natural History’ Category

One of the things I have found during lockdown is I am spending more time looking more closely at the wildlife around me and begining to see how intricate are the structures are.

This picture is from one of my favourite photography sites.

Ipomoea purpurea — Photography Art Plus

Birds of the Tarn

Posted: May 19, 2020 in Birds, London, Natural History, UK

Some brilliant photos. Scarlet Tanager one of the most attractive birds in the world?

Green gives and red receives. Nature is colour coded! ~Sonali Mohan Some of you may have known him, and, even if you didn’t, you may have one of his bluebird boxes in your yard. Jack Finch started a non-profit, Homes For Bluebirds, to help restore his beloved Eastern Bluebird to the skies of the southeast. […]

Mulberry Moments — Roads End Naturalist

Colours of the Tarn

Posted: May 7, 2020 in Natural History

A collection of photos of the colours and plants seen on my recent walks around the Tarn

The Tarn

Posted: May 5, 2020 in Landscape, Natural History
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Come with me on a walk around the Tarn.


Posted: April 27, 2020 in Butterflies and Moths, Natural History

What a fantastic butterfly

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Friendly nature.

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Garden update

Posted: April 22, 2020 in Natural History

The birds in the garden are settling down to nesting and the bird song of a couple of weeks ago has diminished. I haven’t heard the Blackcap for a few days now so don’t know if that means he has found a mate and settled down or if he has moved onto pastures new.

A few pictures of the gardens on our estate. we consider our selves very fortunate to live in such a green space.

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Two new visitors

Posted: April 16, 2020 in Birds, Natural History
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Two new species singing in the garden this last week. Blackcap and Song Thrush typify two ends of the changing scene in the UK with regard to bird populations.

The Blackcap used to be a summer visitor but with the increasingly mild winters many are now increasingly being seen in the winter. It is unclear, as far as I know, whether these are UK breeding birds that have not migrated or breeding birds from further north which have just not migrated further south.

Photo by Pete Beard (

The Song Thrush was once a common bird but had sadly declined over the past years. It is now a rare visitor to the garden. when I started bird watching back in the 70’s it would be on almost every day’s bird list, but now to see, or hear one, is rare.

Song Thrush
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