More early spring wandering along the River Tame

More early spring wandering along the River Tame A post of few words.  This blog post is another ‘picture post’ and includes a couple of sets of photographs from recent walks along the Tame Valley. Perhaps of interest in this post are the pictures of parakeets – an increasingly common sight in the UK. There […]

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The jackdaw – a lovely small black crow. *updated post*

Updated post Post updated 13 March – update includes new photo gallery, scroll down to Picture Gallery 2 The Jackdaw You shouldn’t be at all surprised if you see the jackdaw – a lovely small black crow.  With around 1.4 million pairs in the UK they could hardly be described as a rare bird, they […]

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A week along the river – walking in the Tame Valley

A week along the river Another week of decent walking despite some dodgy and cold weather. I tend to take the view there is never really the wrong weather but there is sometimes the wrong gear. Despite this past week having been bitterly cold at times with biting easterly winds, a fair amount of rain, […]

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Spotting the Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Spotting the Spotted Woodpecker There are three species of woodpecker that breed in the UK: the green woodpecker; the lesser spotted woodpecker and the great spotted woodpecker. The Lesser Spotted is a declining species of woodpecker whilst the great spotted and the green are pretty common and can be found across the UK, although I […]

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Peak Forest Canal walking

Catching up. I’m just catching up with some blog posts that I had intended to post in the last week or two. Being busy with one or two other things has meant that it’s only now Im getting round to it. Seasonal changes. One of the benefits of taking a regular walk along familiar routes […]

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sunrise …

What’s not to like about seeing the morning sun as the earth’s motion allows the sun to appear and herald that short twilight dawn period. The pictures in the gallery below are a few of the sunrise over the River Tame and at a location that is typically close to the start of my walking […]

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sometimes it’s all about the squirrel

Squirrels aren’t always everybody’s cup of tea, it’s a rodent that has the capacity to annoy gardeners as they can damage plants, fruits and vegetables – although to be fair they don’t always damage too much and in our case the squirrels that come into our garden tend to be reasonably well behaved – although […]

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