Diary 2017


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks." John Muir
"The capacity to care is what gives life it's most deepest significance." Pablo Casals
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Frank Lloyd Wright

May 25th
Have finally finished my Amur Leopard painting, produced from a photo courtesy of Ben Williams at Natural Encounters Photography.   I have also produced a fine art print and as soon as I have a min. will include it in my Wildlife Fine Art Print Gallery.

May 24th
Sat in my office at home typing and suddenly heard a soft shuffling sound from behind the printer. Thinking it was a mouse, I slowly peered behind it, and to my amazement saw a baby nuthatch sat there. He must have flown in when a door/window was open. I've been so careful since the swallow came in, but it appears I mustn't leave doors open for second, if I'm not in the house. I caught the little bird easily..and we went outside. He was gorgeous, and happily perched on my finger tweeting for over a minute. Amongst all the other birdsong, I was delighted and relieved to hear a tweeting emanating from a treetop close by, in response to each of his little tweets. My little nuthatch understood the message from the parent and flew. He landed in the Mahonia, in our hedgerow....I could see him quite clearly, and almost immediately I saw an adult nuthatch fly down from the tree, across the top of the bush and perch close by. :) Phewf!!!!