Summer for me starts with the first of the Spring and Summer migrants - Swallow, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, although the very early ones of the latter may have overwintered. Soon followed by Swift, which for almost as long as I have been in North Wales - 25 years now - have turned up on May 12th.
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Sometime philosopher, thinker, dreamer, birdwatcher, poet, and occasional writer. Living and writing in beautiful North Wales.
Autistic at school: very highly recommend this talk from 2020 by @commaficionado. (The 8 year old confirms every single step of the getting-ready-in-the-morning story) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRkMwTn43cI
How many bad apples ruin an orchard? Time for major changes in this rotten system.. When do we lock up these criminals?
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Raptor Persecution on Hilborough Estate 2022.
Too many wildlife crimes in this clip to list here. A masked gamekeeper takes away a young goshawk from a trap baited with live pigeons. Police are investigating. Full video coming soon. Please RT. HIT.
"In the bunches of grass and by the gateways the germander speedwell looks like tiny specks of blue stolen, like Prometheus' fire, from the summer sky." 'The Life of the Fields' (1884) by Richard Jefferies
A whitethroat yo-yos above a verdant hedgerow, utters a string of loud scratchy notes. Maythorn & nettle scents hit heavy in the still warmth of lee side cover.