Category Archives: birds

Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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Trapeze artists … and other high wire performers

In spite of all the named storms and gusty weather sweeping across the country, our bird feeders have been exceptionally busy throughout February. In fact there is a correlation: The nastier the weather the more likely we are to see … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Hoodlums or Princes … same damage

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Wordless Wednesday – Three birds at my winter table

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Stripping the Willow …

Actually I mean apple tree, but what does honesty mean in the UK these days?! OK, putting the election to one side, here are some cute photos of the non-stop activity/glut fest occurring in our John Downie crab apple tree … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – On the hunt

Tina @mygardenersays hosts Wildlife Wednesday on the first Wednesday of each month. Check it out!  

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Wildlife Wednesday – New life in the pond …

August’s wildlife report is a bit of a list of missed photo opportunities, starting with a young badger that seems to visit about midnight. I know that there is one about, because there have been a couple of encounters between … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Sith Lords and other Cloaked Beauties

There’s been plenty of drama in the meadows this year from the Cinnabar moths (Tyria jacobaeae). Cinnabars are a day flying moth and tend to disturb easily. This results in startling flashes of red as their hindwings are revealed when … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Water: The Great Attractor

Apologies, I know that it’s Thursday, but you know how things get. Regardless, I wanted to quickly link up with Tina for her monthly Wildlife meme, to share some of the babies and new creatures I’ve seen in the garden … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – Stillness and a cloak of invisibility

So this evening I caught a muntjac strolling around the pear and apple trees, pulling their branches down to eat. Grrr! Then it wandered over to the pond and took a long drink and my heart went out to it, … Continue reading

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