September 13, 2020

The swallows have definitely left now, the odd straggler around, possibly the late brood feeding up before leaving. Heard a Little owl during the night, the first I’ve heard this autumn. Various warblers on the move as well: willow warblers, chiffchaffs, and blackcaps.

September 11, 2020

It might be my over active imagination, but golden hour seems to be continuing longer after sunrise than I’d normally expect. I wonder if there are enough particulates from the US wildfires in the atmosphere here to cause a noticeable effect?

September 10, 2020

Am making the most of watching and listening to our swallows before they depart for South Africa. I shall miss having them around.

September 9, 2020

In case you wondered….Why wasps become so annoying at the end of summer

July 15, 2020

Took the day off on Monday for a family birthday. Went for a walk in a Wiltshire nature reserve we discovered last year. So very peaceful. Much needed.

June 21, 2020

Went for a short family walk on the Wiltshire Downs that turned into a respectable 6k. Wildflowers and birds and a big sky. Skylark, whitethroat, blackcap, yellow hammer, corn bunting and willow warbler. Took this photo from a long barrow. And according to the map, crossed a Roman road. History beneath our feet.

Stephen James

Minding the gaps


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