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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What a difference a month and 20 minutes makes. Last month's Sunset Picture was taken just 20 minutes later than the snow scene you see here. One thing that you may notice that wasn't mentioned when the image was posted earlier was that I failed to mention how Storm Ciara had taken out ... 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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It was 07:33 on Sunday morning and when you listen to the popping sound you may wonder what's going on, but eventually you'll realise it is pouring with rain and, for some reason, the camera's not-very-good microphone manages to pick up the sound as the rain drops hit the camera case. Through... 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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There's very little difference between this year's first photo taken on 9 January with the one taken a day earlier last year. Scanning from left to right you'll notice the last year the bank had been left to grow and you can't see the dyke. The nearest conifer has gone, bringing one of the smaller ones behind into view. Last year we had lots of duckweed stacked... 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
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