Monthly Archives: February 2013

Birds in the Garden

Well, over the last couple of days, the weather has improved here. Whilst its still cold overnight (down to -0.2C in the polytunnel), the days have become bright and sunny. The birds around our garden have decided that spring must … Continue reading

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Fallow Deer at Bradgate Park

Today’s walk was at Bradgate Park in Leicestershire. Bradgate Park is a delightful relatively unspoilt area probably most famous as the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for nine days before being beheaded in 1554. Her … Continue reading

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Shelducks and Kedleston

Shelducks at Kedleston Hall Kedleston Hall is a National Trust property near Derby and one of the places that we walk around on a regular basis. Last week, after the snow cleared, we decided that we would go for a … Continue reading

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A Day in the Garden: Flowers and Birds

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Today was the first day this year that we’ve really spent some time working in the garden. Basically we started sweeping up leaves, trimming down plants and generally clearing up after the damage that the winter has done. I must … Continue reading

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A trip to Carsington Water: Mallards, Geese and other birds

  Today we went for a walk around one of our favourite places, Carsington Water. This reservoir is not used directly to supply water, but is used to maintain the level of the River Derwent so that water extraction can … Continue reading

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