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2019 Estpix (Uphill Gardening, bespoke Exmoor furniture & decking) Calendar.

November 7, 2018

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New calendar now available, by post or pick up. Tenner. Or two pints of Lowenbrau if you are local…… Cheers! Now for sale £9.99. The Estpix Calendar has come along way since Andy Irons appeared on the cover of the first one published back in 2000. Since then it has gone through many changes, culminating […]

Chasing shadows up on the roof

August 27, 2018

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It’s ‘heather’ time on Exmoor, mid to late August, and the stags are in full, soft velvet before it imminently sheds, to reveal their battle amour and the abruptly hard new-season antlers in preparation for the autumn rut. Rut, rut, rutting. It can be a fractious and emotional time as the new flood of hormones […]

Exmoor Safari on heat

July 4, 2018

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A chance encounter and any excuse not to work during this hot spell, was the perfect combination for an afternoon off: and ‘drive over the moor’. Just when you think you know everything about Exmoor, it’s like yea sure, the more you know – the more you dont know. Our guide Daphne, born and bred […]

Snow deer round ‘ere

February 24, 2018

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Between snow flurries and with fading light we spotted this group of mainly stags on a distant hillside. With the wind in our faces and sneaking along a shallow ditch by a Devon bank, we edged up on the herd, they were grazing and we managed to sit and watch them for many minutes.  They […]

White snow and the Exmoor winter

February 11, 2018

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Winter Exmoor in all its bleak glory. Early February 2018.   Clickety click Fuji XT-2 w/ XF  16-55mm f2.8 & XF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 OIS

Snowfall – the perfect bird accessory

February 7, 2018

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Living here by the coast in North Devon means that we rarely see snow, salty onshore winds see to that. The last time it snowed on the beach was way back in February 2009. (There are some photos in a blog entitled ‘Can you smell carrots’. Here > https://esterspears.com/2016/01/11/can-you-smell-carrots/  ) Just a few miles up the […]

Deer on the Exmoor doorstep

January 21, 2018

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The rain, drizzle & mizzle, downpours in grey sheets. On muddy paths & Flooded roads. Forcing the valiant wanderer Into pubs & lukewarm hot-tubs.   Mmmmm. Anyway. Ginuary, rest and a chance to edit some pix from 0ur last sunny day. Btw, HBC (Happy Birthday Charlotte), Wtf & BYT (Boil yer Tatties) haha. Deer on […]