Category Archives: birds

Wordless Wednesday – Babies!

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A blossom bower

Deep in the puffs of apple blossom, With surround-sound provided by buzzing bees, A cosy nest has been built. Well, I say ‘built’ and ‘cosy’, but we are talking about wood pigeons here … and that means it’s actually a … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Everything is better in sunshine

24/04/2021 What a glorious day! In fact, what a glorious fortnight! We’ll gloss over the corresponding nights of frosts and the damage and hold-ups they are causing in the potting on and planting out department. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of growth … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The last apples and the fieldfare

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#WildWednesday – The long and the short of it

This year’s winner, at least in my own counting for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch (end of January), was the Long-tailed tit, Aegithalos caudatus. They also happen to be my favourite of our regular visiting birds. Long-tailed tits are a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – An ominous quietude at the bird feeders

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Wordless Wednesday – Never underestimate the value of a saucer of water to wildlife

      * RSPB – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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Wordless Wednesday – A Woodpecker and a Chaffinch walk into a bar …

 

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Wordless Wednesday – A bright new visitor

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Wildlife Wednesday – Looking after Baby

Many people have commented that Lockdown is resulting in perfect, crystal clear skies and a tranquil, traffic-lite soundtrack to outdoor activities. So, is it just me imagining it or is nature also getting rowdier? I guess there have been plenty … Continue reading

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