2020

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This year I have a much better spread of images for the month with photos taken on 2, 15 and 28 May. It's definitely worth comparing the related posts for 2018 and 2019 ! The first shows barely a lily breaking the surface. A fortnight later and the pink lilies are massing on the right... read more
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This week I moved the camera back into the grounds of Ruston House. I sited it on the path by the retaining wall. That, of course, is an area that all of us humans, the Green Team, Diana and I pass backwards and forward along quite frequently, and that's what could be seen on a good proportion ... read more
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Just one short clip of a male Muntjac was caught this week, last Sunday morning at 06:10. The camera is sited on the Poors Allotment, just over the bridge from the grounds of Ruston House, pointing south east. read more
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Over the last few weeks the Green Team have been repeatedly dragging the special hook, made last year, through the lake in an attempt to slice through as much lily root as possible. Today I photographed the pile of root segments that have been collected together after they floated to the surface... read more
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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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This week it's been squirrels and muntjac that the camera has caught. It looks as if I managed to adjust the clock setting when downloading last week's clips as the lighting conditions suggest that the EXIF data indicates each video was captured eight hours earlier than the lighting condition... read more
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This week there have been Muntjac and Red Deer on the Poor's Allotment as well as a fox captured by the wildlife camera. The camera 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 dyk... 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
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I went to pick up the wildlife camera today which, for for the past few days has been set up behind the reed bed pointing south. This first clip of the sequence was captured on Friday at 22:12. It seems the fox was spooked by something, perhaps the infra-red lighting from the camera and q... read more