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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 …

Whitethroat at Slapton Ley - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Whitethroat

Here are a couple of photographs of a Common Whitethroat, Curruca communis, which I took last summer. It’s a chunky warbler with …

Yellow Browed Warbler - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Return of the vagabond waif

We’re back in the tiny scrubby woods for our daily walk. It’s full of litter. Imagine a world where every sip and …

Long-Tailed Bushtit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bumbarrels on parade

There’s a small group of Long-Tailed Bushtits calling overhead. They’re vibrating a ‘Tseee-Tseee’ call amongst the empty branches as they move through. …

Jelly Ear Fungus - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Elder jellies

I’m tramping through scrub on a path used by dog walkers and alienated teenagers. It’s only rubbish which catches my eyes and …

Yellow-Browed Warbler - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

From Siberia with love

The Puffin Whisperer comes back from a walk and turns the back of her camera towards me to show me a bird …