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Owner: beolens

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  • 100 Plus Geocaching Terms
    on Dec 2, 2016 in featured geocaching
    If you are a regular reader or have spotted the menu bar at the top of this blog you will know that we are keen geocachers. We love nothing more than spending a few hours hunting through the briar and bramble for tiny pots, hidden by equally enthusia...
  • Ruff Close Encounters
    on Aug 28, 2016 in Manor Farm Nature Wildlife
    Ruff Close Encounters - Great Crested Grebe With some heavy afternoon and overnight rain I was hoping that the patch (Manor Farm - I can't bring myself to call it the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, far too much of a mouthful) would have gained t...
  • Britains Birds - ReviewBritain's Birds - Review (Cover image) Britain's Birds by Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop & David Tipling | 560 pages | Wild Guides | Paperback | 2016 | ISBN: 978-0-691-15889-1| I'm a huge fan of the Wildguides series of books...
  • Herons in the SunHerons in the Sun It was hot today, probably too hot to really hit the patch hard, but never the less, with the grand opening of the nature reserve scheduled for tomorrow (I wanted to see what was about without crowds of people), The little lady an...
  • Birdfair 2016Birdfair 2016 - Our Raffle Draw I had the weekend booked of of work, this past weekend (19th to 21st August 2016), I booked it last year if I'm honest, so what did I do on my weekend away from the paying job? Did I spend it relaxing by a pool somewh...
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  • A Walk Amongst The Butterflies
    on Jul 21, 2016 in Manor Farm Nature
    A Walk Amongst the Butterflies We have just had the two hottest days of the year, back to back, and let me be honest with you here, with temperatures hot enough to soften the black, sticky, tarmac on the local roads, a slightly chubby (I'm being po...
  • Introducing the Patch - Millennium BridgeIntroducing the Patch - Millennium Bridge The Millennium Bridge was built around the start of the 21st century (as far as I remember it was finished a bit later than originally scheduled) and links up national Cycle route 6 as it crosses the river...
  • Last June Jaunt
    on Jul 1, 2016 in Manor Farm Nature Wildlife
    Last June Jaunt I have to be honest June is one of my least busy months on the patch front at the best of times, the birding drops right off with so many birds nesting and nothing new moving through, but this June has been so wet that my normal tar...
  • It Has Been a While
    on Jun 21, 2016 in Manor Farm
    It's Been a While - Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Well, what can I say bar It's Been a While! A combination of time away, school holidays, work, massive rain storms and a bad back, have not only kept me off the patch, but prevented me doing much of...
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