IMG_0435I am Rupert Evershed.  I do not exist alone but with just one wife and three children.  I like to share my experiences of nature but, as my family are not always appreciative of my sharing, I seek a larger audience.

Of course, my family are appreciative of nature, but they have their own passions and are not quite as enthusiastic about my glimpsing of yet another Red Kite as I am.  “You saw one yesterday,” they will say…I agree, but inwardly I cry: “Do you not realise that when I was a child seeing a Red Kite was virtually unheard of round here and now they are over our garden?!!”

Of course, so many of these nature experiences have the potency they have for me because they connect me back to childhood memories.  My nature notes are exactly that – my notes and I guess, in my sharing, you will learn far more about me than a simple ‘About’ page can offer…




9 thoughts on “About

  1. Love the blog. Is there something interesting at West Minster lodge today? lots of (well 5) people with proper cameras big bird capturing lenses. We were looking at a really nice tree swing got one lady really excited but seemed cross when we pointed out the swing that we had observed.

    Gutted Gary saw a Kingfisher I missed it – next time perhaps

    • There is a very tame Kingfisher regularly at the lake Alison, but maybe there was another celebrity bird? I haven’t heard anything reported. Not sure what to make of the swing incident…was the lady hoping you’d found the Kingfisher?

    • Yes, very much! I was about to get in touch with you funnily enough but you got there first! I’ll message you on FB. Thanks for reading and liking my blog I know I will enjoy your blog too!

  2. Thanks Rupert. Very interesting. Shall keep our eyes pealed. Do you know, is Heartwood coppiced hornbeam? I’ve often thought it looks like, but is not, beech. Might we see some Hawfinches there or is it just too popular for it’s own good now?!

    Best wishes,

    • Thanks Lucy. There are hornbeam at Heartwood and I had at least 2 Hawfinches there back in December – one + in Langley Wood and one at the back of Pudler’s Wood. Chances are there are more there now – I haven’t been there since. It is popular so early morning best but I find the back of the woods (ie farthest from the car park) tends to be quieter anyway. Otherwise I recommend the woods near Cromer Hyde/Coleman Green/Symondshyde (Fletcher’s Wick Wood specifically) – there’s a flock of 30 in those woods at the moment. Good luck!

      • Funnily enough, ended up going for a walk at Heartwood this am and not just 1 Hawfinch but a Lsr Spotted Woodpecker too! Not bad for a very wet morning.

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