Sunday, 23 February 2014


Moving through you one evening
When you offered shelter to
quiet things soaked in rain

I saw through your thinning branches
the beginnings of suburbs, and
frightened by the rain,

grey hares running upright in
distant fields; and quite alone there
I thought of nothing but my footprints

being filled, and love, distilled
of people, drifted free, then
the woods spoke with me

Brian Patten

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Summary for the ringing session 6th February 2014 at Centenary (RSPB) Woodland - Cannon Hill Park:

 Blue Tit - 4 New, 7 Retrap;

 Great Tit - 1 New, 3 Retrap;

 Nuthatch - 2 New, 1 Retrap;

 Bullfinch - 1 New, 1 Retrap;

 Coal Tit - 2 Retrap;

 Robin - 2 New; Blackbird - 1 New;

 TOTAL - 11 New, 14 Retrap;

 Low numbers possibly due to warm weather conditions and birds not using the feeders

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Ringing day was quiet




Oliver Rackham "People notice the sudden felling of trees but not their gradual growth" and "an ash is less like a pine than a dog is like a fish"