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Catching some rays

by Mike Southall on 29th October 2017
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This Robin and Red Admiral were enjoying some late afternoon sunshine today.

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Red Sun

by Mike Southall on 16th October 2017
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Hurricane Ophelia dragged up dust from the Sahara region creating a red sun this morning. Migrant moths were recorded including this Vestal.

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Bordered Beauty

by Mike Southall on 3rd October 2017
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This Bordered Beauty moth is well named indeed. Signs of Autumn now with passage migrant birds being seen on the farm. Wheatears and Stonechats, plus the first Redwings which will remain for the winter.

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Holland trip

by Mike Southall on 1st October 2017
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Very interesting trip to Holland this week. Thanks to Elsoms seeds, Holland Select, and Bejo for their hospitality.

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Berry Bounty

by Mike Southall on 17th September 2017
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The Autumn hedges are full of ripe and ripening fruits at the moment. Here is a hedge full of sloes and blackberries.The recently planted Wayfaring tree is also fruiting.

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Convolvulus Hawk-moth

by Mike Southall on 12th September 2017
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This Convolvulus Hawk-moth was an exciting find in the weekend moth catch. The large migrant moth is more usually seen near the coast. The Hare was amazed that I could take its photograph using my mobile phone.  

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Six all

by Mike Southall on 10th September 2017
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Six all, and minutes to play. The penalty was saved, and the game was drawn. What a game!

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Spotted Flycatchers

by Mike Southall on 25th August 2017
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Spotted Flycatchers have been "spotted" on the farm recently. Both adults and juveniles suggesting local breeding.

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Turk’s Turban Squash

by Mike Southall on 10th August 2017
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The bees just love pollinating the Turk's Turban Squashes, and here is the result. Very decorative and great to eat!

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Emperor Dragonfly

by Mike Southall on 9th August 2017
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The Emperor Dragonfly is often seen flying rapidly over the farm ponds, but seldom seen resting.

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