Tag Archives: 2014

The marsh in Winter

Midwinter on the marsh. This morning’s sharp frost, a low sun and the chill threat of showers sweeping in from the north, combine to colour and etch the landscape. A section of a rainbow briefly touches the Mill Marsh as … Continue reading

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Brampton carol singing 2014

Thank you to all those who sang carols so heartily under a starlit sky during Christmas Eve around the village. We are grateful those who welcomed us to their door steps and into their houses, to those who delayed or … Continue reading

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Carol Service

 

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Frost in December – winter arrives in the village

Early December and the first real frost of the month. The grass on the Long Meadow white and brittle. A Kingfisher whirred away downstream in front of us along the Mermaid and, not finding a nearby wide ditch to it’s … Continue reading

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Sounds and scents in November

I like the smells and texture of November. Helen shared her view of the underrated month as walked under a clear starlit night. At last the temperature had dropped after a fortnight or so of rain and fog. Underfoot the … Continue reading

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Autumn song

Before dawn the only sounds are the fall of leaves in the light breeze and the distant call of a Fox. Later as the first light arrives the variety of sounds increase. Birdsong has settled into its Autumn pattern. Loud … Continue reading

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Flocks

The movement of birds in flocks is becoming more marked as we reach late October. The daily commute of Rooks and Jackdaws seem to fill the shorter daylight hours. Arrowing groups of Starlings head somewhere with purpose. Finches raid the … Continue reading

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The arrival of new neighbours

The frenzy of lead-tugging, sniffing and running back and forth from the dogs as where approached the house reminded me about our new neighbours. Not house neighbours but newish residents of the copse. Just before harvest one of the local … Continue reading

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Visitors from the Arctic tundra call in to Brampton

This morning a plaintive whistling drifted down from a hundred-strong flock of Golden Plover. They circled over the Town Field and banked towards their favoured ground. Each Autumn and Spring they call In for a brief respite on their migration … Continue reading

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An exploration of Roman Brampton – a talk by archaeologist Alice Lyons

Last night at Brampton church Norfolk archaeologist, Alice Lyons, delivered a detailed and enlightening talk upon the Roman history of the village. Or, more specifically, the Roman town which originally lay to the south of the current settlement. A site … Continue reading

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