2020

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"What on earth was that", I thought as I started the video playing that the camera captured this morning at around 08:27. It could have been a small dog disappearing round the curve in the "retaining wall" at the back of our lake. I reset the video to the beginning and set... read more
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It was in 2013, before we had moved in, that we last saw Egyptian Geese at Ruston House. Today, shortly before 12:50, I saw a lone example on the recently cleared island, just beyond the Duck House. As I took pictures of it through the patio door it constantly moved away from the hous... read more
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It took until 2017 before I managed to photograph My First Squirrel at Ruston House and today was another of those rare occasions when I have managed to do it - I'm ignoring those picked up by the wildlife camera. We've already seen that squirrels appear to have discovered the bird feeders that... read more
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It has been long promised and there was a time when we feared it would never arrive, but 1609 days (who's counting?) after our wedding, the Green Team brought us their "Great Heart", as we will now call it. It's not quite what was originally promised but... read more
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It's been a couple of years since we had any worthwhile snow and, in truth, this clearly was not going to turn out to be much. Others have suffered much worse from Storm Ciara and we were just getting the tail end of it. It was 16:35 when I took the picture and the snow had disappeared by t... read more
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I collected the camera which has been strapped to a tree 1.3m off the ground for the last couple of nights. It's sited close to the bridge that crosses to the Poors Allotment side of the dyke behind our grounds and this first clip was captured at 16:30 yesterday. If we get more like this ... read more
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Over the weekend we took the plunge and bought a life size sculpture of the red deer. Sculpture may be putting it a little grandly. Before Christmas we had spotted what others might call an assortment of garden ornaments that rather took our fancy - but the price put us... read more