Tag Archives: Further Afield

Tufted Duck

I’ve been away from the computer for a few weeks, but back today with a photo from regular contributor Viv Crump – a female Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) :

Tufted Duck (female )

Thanks to Viv for the photo, which was taken out of town at Rufford Abbey Country Park.

Woodland wildflowers

Thanks to Vivien Crump for this photo of a classic May woodland sight…..


Vivien took the photo in Bunny Wood – a Wildlife Trust reserve about 7 miles south of Nottingham. The reserve is one of the closest remnants of ancient woodland to the city, and is reknowned for its bluebells at this time of year.  It’s a bit further out than most of the places I feature, but well worth a visit if you can get out there.

Budby Common

I recently found this fine post, describing the joys of seeking connection with nature – and Parrot Crossbills – at Budby Common.  The Common is part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve about 25 miles north of Nottingham.  The post is on Stephen Rutt’s blog, a very worthwhile read.