Written by Jim Nitchen on Saturday, 22 December 2012 00:00
THE rains have arrived turning the Guadiaro Valley into the land of a thousand waterfalls. The old fallen tree that once hung across the weir was washed further on down river, a demonstration of the strength and quantity of recent rainfall.
Written by Jim Nitchen on Friday, 28 September 2012 00:00
SUMMER is moving on. Tourists and visitors are migrating back to various countries and so are the Bee-eaters, which l see passing through the fields at the back of the house on their journey back to Africa. This year we had a colony rearing young just down the track in a bank, created by years of excavation for earth used for the local tile factory.
Written by Jim Nitchen on Monday, 30 April 2012 00:00
EVERY morning we are woken by the noisy lodgers up stairs doing their house work ready for the spring season new arrivals. I am referring to the House Sparrows who are clearing out old material from the nests used last year.
Written by Jim Nitchen on Saturday, 24 December 2011 00:00
AUTUMN is upon us with cooler nights and shorter days. Woodpeckers can be heard tapping on the trees across the river and Cormorants which normally hunt on the shore, patrol up and down the Guadiaro to poach on the fish that haunt stretches of the river where the Heron and Kingfishers normally feed. They flock in groups of twenty or so and can take quite a lot of fish in the winter periods.
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