Daffodils - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Wild Daffodils

I’m walking through the industrial estate next to the River Teign again when I spot a patch of Wild Daffodils, Narcissus pseudonarcissus. …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pick up sticks

The Magpies are busy. It’s spring and they’re toiling building a nest. Last year they built two nests, yet despite all the …

Shag - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Diving Shag

There’s a Shag on the River Teign. It’s working its way upstream. I have to walk briskly to the next position I …

House Sparrow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

House Sparrows

House Sparrows are exotic. Just look at this male: They’re now so unusual that people often ask what they are, not knowing …

Crow - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Calling Crow

There’s a Carrion Crow on this security floodlight on my local industrial estate. I can just see it as I poke my …

Magpie - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Urban Magpie

On my walk through the local industrial estate I spotted a Magpie. I thought the complexity of this graphic image was just …

Common Sandpiper - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Piro Piro Piccolo

There’s a Common Sandpiper on the River Teign. I can’t get close to it, though. I had much better views previously: I’ll …

Blue Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Blue Tit blue day

I’ve not been out of the house for a few days. I’ve been sitting in listening to the spout of water coming …

Blackbird - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bathing Blackbird

There are puddles all along the footpath on the River Teign past the scrap metal works. This male Blackbird is making full …

Robin - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Redbreast frisky time

The territorial squabbling continues: It’s nearly frisky time for this Robin. And it needs all the neighbours to know about it. What …

Buzzard - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The waterworks Buzzard

On a previous walk through the industrial estate I met a couple who said they’d seen a Buzzard at the waterworks on …

Dunsford Daffodils paper cut - The Hall of Einar (c) David Bailey (not the)

Dunsford Daffodils

This year I haven’t been able to travel onto Dartmoor to see the Daffodil display at Dunsford Wood. They grow in profusion …

Black Headed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Black Headed Gulls

Gulls always look great against urban backdrops and bright colours. I photographed Herring Gulls on Bristol’s docks and loved the results. In …

Jackdaw - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Jackdaws

There’s a Jackdaw on the picnic lawn at Decoy Country Park. They’re endlessly entertaining, intelligent and wary. I’m waiting for it take …

Old Man's Beard - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Achenes of Old Man’s Beard

Old Man’s Beard is a plant I’ve never consciously seen in flower before. I’m determined to look for it this summer. I’ve …

Drops on the railway bridge - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Under the bridge

It’s raining so we take shelter under the bridge. No, not the multi-million pound club in the grounds of Chelsea Football Club; …

Newton Abbot Quay - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Rats!

As we walk through the industrial estate I see a small, very cute, brown face with whiskers staring out of the undergrowth. …

Black-Headed Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

1380 kilometres from home

We amble down to Newton Abbot Quay. There’s a raucous squabble under the bridge as Black Headed Gulls compete for food. “Look …