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These photos were all taken in and around Staplefield over the last few weeks.
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14 Mar

Not a common garden visitor, but a regular in the fields. This redwing, the smallest of the UK thrushes,
is one of a flock that has wintered around the village and will soon head north again.

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13 Mar

Cumulus clouds blow past on strong westerly winds bringing some heavy showers

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11 Mar

This grey squirrel has a distinctive mark on its back. Is it the result of an attack?
 

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Male goat willow catkins hoping that its pollen will be blown in the direction of a female

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10 Mar

A grey squirrel in the middle of some goat willow (great sallow) branches

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Fast flowing stream and plenty of spring greenery on the banks.
Look forward to anemones, bluebells and wild garlic.

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5 Mar

Nuthatch, high up in an ash tree.

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4 Mar

After the weekend's rain a decent flow has returned to the stream from Nymans...

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...and its tributaries.

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The first wood anemone that I've seen this spring. Spring is definitely in the air.

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Beautiful colours as late afternoon sunshine lights up the trees against a passing
thunderstorm, which was noisy, but missed Staplefield.

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2 Mar

Alder catkins which are multi-coloured on close inspection, with some of last year's cones.

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1 Mar

'Copy and paste' young fallow does. Noses, eyes and ears all alert.

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This comma, with its slightly faded colour scheme was brought out of hibernation by
the warm spell at the end of Feb. It's not unusually early; March is normal. They will be
looking for nettles to lay their eggs in. A few young nettles are already pushing up.

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