Sophia the wren

The cast of characters

Obviously lockdown is taking its toll, and we have started naming the wildlife in lieu of having pets or any other human contact. We’ve covered young Kenny Leveret before: There’s also a small bird that […]


Sunset pics

Went out to the top of the drive with a long lens (Fuji 50-230mm) and a very short one (Samyang 12mm fisheye) around sunset.

Sunny rushes

A frosty reception

The weather got very cold again – walking on the bog, the sphagnum moss crunched underfoot, unlike its usual squelchy/springy response. The light was exceptionally bright though – the first field benefitted from it a […]

sunny view

Good day, sunshine

There is plenty of mud on the ground, which is business as usual, but at least we can be out getting some fresh air and a hint of daylight.

First field gate

Back to the bog

After the total non-event of Saint Patrick’s Day, we head up to the house on the bog to see how things are going. It turns out that things are going pretty well, apart from the […]


Apocalypse when?

Obviously horsemen (or women) of any kind are not to be welcomed, but it seems like some of the classic ones are very busy visiting people right now. We’ve been on the receiving end of […]


This aug[e|u]rs well

They said it couldn’t be done, but they were wrong. The drilling device / soothsaying blog post title was just waiting to be published, albeit messily. We’d bought a load of daffodil bulbs a few […]

badgercam in situ

Everything But The Badger

Not, disappointingly, a band specialising in covers of songs by the Hull-based sophisti-pop duo fronted by Tracey Thorn, performed by someone looking like the frizzy-haired brock-loving guitarist from Queen, but an update on the wildlife […]

badger cam

Badger watch

Last night a badger was caught on one of the security cameras bustling off into the undergrowth down the side of the driveway/track/ditch. The weather has been brutal here for a number of weeks, punishing […]