Monthly Archives: May 2020

Locked out at Tetsworth

While doing a bird survey in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, I found many problems with public paths. Continue reading

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Un-fair to Denham

For the first time in donkeys’ years, the traditional Whit fayre in Denham Village has been cancelled Continue reading

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Encomium to a may tree

The little may tree, in the field, which has existed in the field behind our house for years, has been destroyed. Continue reading

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Lodging on Lodge Hill

My first outing for two months was to Lodge Hill where I heard a corn bunting and garden warbler. Continue reading

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Fifty years of the Cotswold Way

Fifty years ago today the Cotswold Way was launched, as part of the Ramblers National Footpath Week 1970. Continue reading

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Listening?

An inaccurate picture caption from The Guardian. Continue reading

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Lockdown path-check

One of my lockdown activities has been to check every path in the parish of Turville. I recommend local path-checking as a suitable occupation. Continue reading

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Those inimitable twins

Remembering my friends Oz and Geoff Sayer on what would have been their ninetieth birthday Continue reading

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Dawn chorus days

I was up for the dawn chorus alongside a nationwide community of birdwatchers. Continue reading

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A TV opportunity

My first TV interview was 40 years ago, the day the first Dartmoor Commons Bill was rejected by parliament. Continue reading

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