Author Archives: Bo Beolens

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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GOB 139 – Proper Predators

This article first appeared in the January 2021 Edition of Birdwatching Magazine You will not be surprised to see me called a grumpy old birder. Indeed, I have been called a miserable old git ever since I was in a … Continue reading

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Contrast

They say that most countries have climate, and we have weather. Experiencing all four seasons in the course of one day is not so uncommon here. Mind you, the rest of the world is catching up as extreme weather events … Continue reading

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Springing up…

Spring is definitely on its way despite the weather cooling. In the week or two of unseasonable warm weather I made a start on tidying up the garden… until the icy blasts from the north sent me scurrying for shelter. … Continue reading

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Snipe sensation

Strange couple of hours birding today… when we went out to post a letter. Having deposited the large letter in the post office box we were tempted out further by the sunshine and blue skies. It hovered around zero degrees … Continue reading

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