Otmoor looking and sounding good!

I visited the RSPB nature reserve at Otmoor yesterday.  It was great! As we parked, we could hear lots of Whitethroats singing, some of them performing song flights over the car park, and Cuckoos singing in the distance too.  This was a promising start and the promise was kept. We were hardly out of earshot…

So, that was April.

I always think that I like May more than I like April – but I have liked this April a lot! I can’t wait until the next one. For a birdwatcher April is a month of arrivals (though, at the same time, there are departures too).  I have a few mental ‘targets’ (not quite the…

A Swift blog

It’s the last day of April and I haven’t seen a Swift yet. So I am sitting in the garden looking at the sky.  I’ll tell you tomorrow whether it worked or not. Likes(16)Dislikes(0)

Letter to my MP, Andy Sawford

Dear Andy   I’m a bit late with this letter but I’d like to thank you for the way you have dealt with previous ones. In the run up to the EU elections on 22 May I’m sure we are all thinking about the UK’s place in Europe.  You have probably noticed the coverage of…

Nightingales

I’m lucky – although, actually, luck didn’t have that much to do with it; I live in the countryside.  This means that I can drive for 20 minutes, as I did on Saturday evening, and stand in an ancient woodland at dusk and listen to Nightingales singing. I do this every year – and it…