A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 27 June 2021

Juvenile Woodpecker

 Great Spotted Woodpeckers are regular visitor to our feeders and we were delighted to see juveniles in the last few days. The youngsters are distinguished by the red crown to the head and this one still has some downy feathers. We have seen at least two or probably three.

Sunday 11 April 2021


 Greenfinch used to be one of the most common visitors to our garden feeders but we had not seen them for many years so we were delighted to see a pair today.

There numbers have been greatly reduced by parasitic infections but let's hope they are making a comeback

Sunday 28 February 2021

Misty swirling

Mist and sunshine accentuated the green on this old tree this morning, it’s mostly Mistletoe but maybe the leaves bursting out too.

Monday 22 February 2021

Spring is coming

On our Lockdown 3 walk from home yesterday the woods seem ready to burst into life again with Wood Garlic and Bluebells showing well already.


Saturday 16 January 2021

Winter Sunset in the Severn Vale


The Winter sunset was spectacular on our #Lockdown3 afternoon walk yesterday 

Saturday 5 December 2020

Dexter Cattle in the Winter Sun

Winter sunshine with the sun low in the sky picks out these Dexter cattle still grazing  outside when most of the other breeds are inside for the winter

Friday 13 November 2020


The days are getting shorter but the hedges are still laden with haws and sloes as Redwings migrate in   from Scandinavia to take advantage of the feast

Friday 11 September 2020

Hay Making

 Summer is fading fast and autumn is here and farmers are taking advantage of the dry spell to make hay ready for the winter ahead.

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Cotswold Lavender Farm

Yesterday we took a trip to the northern end of the Cotswolds to visit the Cotswold Lavender Farm near Broadway. It was most enjoyable a photographers dream!

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Mid Summer sunsets

Yesterday evening we enjoyed another beautiful sunset with long shadows as the sun set in the west.