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Tim Watts

Tim Watts

  1. A day on the Marshes, Tim Watts explains…

    Rural Matters

    Game shooting is now in full swing and our early two driven pigeon days seem a life time ago with the warm green countryside and guns wandering around in shirt sleeves. A cracking Autumn for pigeons produced over four hundred Read the Rest…

  2. Autumn in to Winter

    Rural Matters

    Late October and after one of the easiest harvests and drilling periods in recent years, heavy rains and winds have descended over the East Anglian landscape. The last clutches of wood pigeon eggs laid in the warm September sunshine, produced Read the Rest…

  3. Late Summer Wildlife

    Rural Matters

    Late summer and perhaps time to take stock of the wildlife in our part of East Anglia. Amazingly it is the migrants who appear to be absent, who presumably were still in the Southern hemisphere when our local wildlife was Read the Rest…

  4. Spring at Last. On the Pigeons

    Shooting

    Back in April, the East Anglian arable landscape resembled that of late February as the crops struggle with continuing freezing temperatures. Many that were late drilled and lay waterlogged for most of the Winter did not need an additional month Read the Rest…

  5. January Cock Pheasants and Sugar Beet

    Shooting

    January is here and most of Suffolk’s expanding population are tucked up watching TV , playing on their lap tops and complaining about the grim winter weather outside. Meanwhile shots echo across the fields, woods and marshes as the field Read the Rest…

  6. Mud, Fog and Wildfowl

    Rural Matters

    Our part of Suffolk like most of the country is a boggy mess with frustrated farmers unable to drill Autumn crops. However, generally the harvest has been good here and we can count ourselves very lucky compared to many parts Read the Rest…

  7. Driven Pigeon Days and More!

    Shooting

    September is over and the precious small window of the golden fields disappear day by day as the Autumn stubbles are darkened again by the plough over the East Anglian landscape. For many it is only now that their thoughts Read the Rest…

  8. August Otters

    Rural Matters

    August and the first of the main crops are being harvested in the Suffolk countryside including vining peas, rye grass seed and oilseed rape. The land is now clear and we should start to see more evidence of this year’s Read the Rest…