Category Archives: Chilterns

Verba renovata

Thanks to the Chiltern Society, the welcoming sign on my gate has been renewed. Continue reading

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Two birds with one survey

I have taken on a new site for the breeding bird survey, at Piddington in Bucks. 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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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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Dawn chorus days

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

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Dusk at the top of the wood

It was peaceful at dusk at the top of the wood. Continue reading

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On new year’s day every bird counts

On new year’s day I am eager to see any species of bird for the year’s records. Continue reading

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The mis-mapping of downland

When walking recently on Shirburn Hill in Oxfordshire I found that the mapped access land was identical to the unmapped downland. Continue reading

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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