Monthly Archives: May 2017


I can’t let May 2017 pass by without mentioning, again, the House Martins that have flown back to Fordhollow. How many of these are from last year’s brood (or broods, we think there were two hatched from the one nest)? … Continue reading

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Canna, my dog named after the Hebridean island, is good at scenting. The other day she stopped pointing into the fresh grown long grass. Close examination showed the chequered plumage of a hen pheasant, unmoving, flat to the ground. Sadly, … Continue reading

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MAY 5th

The fifth of May is in my memory from schooldays when the first swifts arrive back from their African migration, usually picked up first from their whistling calls, then seen in their wheeling flight arcing round the Abbey and ham … Continue reading

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Changing times; yesterday morning here at Fordhollow we were lucky if we could see a broadband download speed of 1Mbps. By midday we had a download speed of 30Mbps! We have had to cope with the broadband oddities of living … Continue reading

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