Author Archives: Bo Beolens

GOB 144 – Back in the Fold

This article first appeared in the June 2021 edition of Birdwatching magazine I try to avoid politics in these pieces… as you might suspect I’m as rampant in my politics as I am in everything else. However, the recent change … Continue reading

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GOB 143 – A Natural Spring

This article first appeared in the May 2021 edition of Birdwatching magazine A few winters back a fieldfare found the apples we string up for the Parrots and chomped his way through them for a fortnight. This year our minuscule … Continue reading

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GOB 142 – Plastic Baggage

This article first appeared in the April 2021 edition of Birdwatching magazine Not long after WW2 the types and uses of plastic multiplied exponentially. The new ‘wonder of the age’ material began to replace wooden, tin and paper in toys. … Continue reading

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GOB 141 – The Big Tissue

This article first appeared in the March 2021 edition of Birdwatching magazine I want to talk about what goes on in the smallest room in the house (mind you the way they build homes these days that could be any … Continue reading

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Easter Bonnets

They can speak for themselves…

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Spring forward…

An unprecedented 23° C and a perfectly clear blue sky took me walking through a wet woodland full of bird song. Blue tits were busy readying their nest in the small hole in a birch. Robins were everywhere and tame … Continue reading

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Clean Up

Managed to finish the Spring clean up yesterday as in the sun it was warm and out of the cold wind it felt very mild. Just in time for the coming storm to do its damage. Still, the dead growths … Continue reading

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From Sad to Not Bad

The weather was punishing this year and we have certainly lost plants… but some shrubs and perennials that looked on their way out, are now showing definite signs of improvement, and some are definitely thriving! The False Castor Oil plant, … Continue reading

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Winter-Spring Transition

Below more evidence of winter damage and spring growth… but to begin some welcome evidence of nature… The frogs are rapidly filling the ‘nursery end’ of the pond. Perhaps less welcome to viewers, I display my need for the lockdown … Continue reading

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GOB 140 – Quality Not Quantity

This article first appeared in the February 2021 edition of Birdwatching magazine I’m always a day late for sea watching. When a good day is promised I’m otherwise engaged or doubt the forecast and miss the epic accumulations of seabirds. … Continue reading

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