I’m not really a fan of Springwatch, or any of the other Watches broadcast by the BBC. I am a fan of the turning seasons, and all the magic they bring with them. So it’s probably more to do with the television presentation, or presenters, or a bit of both.
But I was drawn to this article, entitled ‘The true magic behind the beasts of Harry Potter’. Probably because it mentioned the name of the boy wizard, and I thought it might be of interest to our grandchildren, all fans of Hogwarts, its staff and students.
The photographs are great, and the subjects majestic. Did I mention magical?
Each shot is prefaced with a short blurb with reference to fact and fiction. Which got me thinking. You don’t see many Hippos hereabouts. The river Dun, which runs close by, supports a range of wildlife, no doubt. But nothing as exotic as a river horse. But what if…?