Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Kent

Hummingbird Hawk-moths in Kent

On Saturday I woke to the calls of several Red Legged Partridge beneath our bedroom window, quickly followed by my sister screeching at frequencies normally only discernible to dogs. Oh yes it was wedding day and for the next few hours the cottage became a swarming mass of women fussing Read more…

Oare Marshes

Adventures in Kent

Kent is a county that’s never really featured very highly on my list of places to visit, but with my sister getting married there on Saturday it seemed like an ideal opportunity to at least give the place a chance. I’d heard good things from her about Oare Marshes so Read more…

Sunbathing Blackbird, Llanelli WWT

Sunbathing at WWT Llanelli

The scarcity of updates here over this last week is testament to the continued disaster that is our so-called summer. It’s rained every day for almost two weeks now and to be honest I’ve had enough. Even the garden is starting to show its displeasure with several plants suffering from Read more…

Broad-bodied Chaser, Marloes Mere

Sunny Sunday at Marloes – Part 2

After the Gull-billed Tern diversion it’s back to Pembrokeshire for part two of our walk around the Marloes peninsula. Part one finished in the old Deer park at Martins Haven and coincidentally that’s exactly where we shall pick things up again. Though the Deer are long gone it’s still a Read more…

My Life Outside blog

Common Darter, Llanelli WWT

You could say I’m pretty chuffed with the photo above. The very obliging subject is a female Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum), one of several that were resting on shrubs around Llanelli WWT on Sunday. I have never had much luck getting close to these prehistoric insects in the past, but Read more…

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Gower Goodies

On Saturday we made a long overdue return to the Gower peninsula to take on one of our favourite walks. We set off from the small car park on Cefn Bryn, known locally as the backbone of Gower due to the way that the large sandstone ridge dominates the landscape, Read more…

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Wildlife Of Rhossili Down

I thought I’d post up a few pictures of just some of the wildlife that can be found around Rhossili Down on Gower. Although I have visited Worms Head on numerous occasions, the first time I properly explored Rhossili Down itself was a month or so ago when the Woodchat Read more…