Tag Archives: Little Owl

Milk Moon

The milk moon was enormous on Monday morning. It balanced on the ridgeline of the distant hills, silvery white against a dawn sky of orange and pinks. I watched a swan circle, its wings tipped with gold, then disappear behind … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

At the weekend we completed the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We did it last year (read about it here) in our old house. I’d seen a goldfinch at our bird feeder in the week, and the blackbird and his wife … Continue reading

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Mould

A small patch of mould had started to form in a corner of the landing window frame. Little Owl spotted it and her eyes narrowed. “Hmmm,” she said to me, hands on hips. “We’ll have to tell the cleaner about … Continue reading

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Mouseless

Big Dreamer stepped out on to the pavement this morning and went sprawling. “Watch out for the ice!” he shouted back through the letterbox and slid off to catch his train. Fortunately Finch, Little Owl and I form quite a … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Yesterday morning the day dawned white and crisp, not snow just yet, but a thick hoare frost. The pavements and roof tops glistened in the pink light of the rising sun. Little Owl let out a whoop of glee as … Continue reading

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First day of school

Finch and I waved Little Owl off this week for her first day of school. She confidently strode across the playground to meet her teacher in her new uniform, proudly clutching her lunchbox and book bag. A little less confidently … Continue reading

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A new patch

Over the last few weeks Little Owl (now with Finch too) and I have been getting to know our new patch. We hot-footed it to a nearby garden centre to stock up the bird feeders and gradually the locals have … Continue reading

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Mother and child

We are back in bonnie Scotland after our sojourn south. The valley is shrouded in low cloud and fine drizzle. It was lovely seeing my sister and my new niece but strange viewing those first intense weeks from the outside. … Continue reading

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THE star

How are your Christmas preparations going? Are you leaving it all to the last minute or have you had it all organised for ages? Things are in full swing for us. Yesterday Little Owl was a star in her nursery … Continue reading

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Searching for brown

Yesterday a chill wind blew. It was laden with portents of ice and snow. Today the sheep dogs lounge in the sun on the steps from the farm yard. The weather is warm and mild again but we draw in … Continue reading

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