Category Archives: birds

Wordless Wednesday – Angry Bird!

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Wildlife Wednesday: November – Patient and deadly

Our fish have gone. Our lovely new (and therefore newly stocked) pond has been raided. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise I suppose. I’d even noted a heron flying over the village a few times recently. Then I began … Continue reading

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September Wildlife Sightings – On the cusp

You know that autumn is here when the spaces between everything in the garden are filled with large webs and, more disturbingly, large spiders. There are loads of garden cross spiders stretched across our front garden path waiting pendulously to … Continue reading

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Wildlife in June – Flying High

One of the main features of the wildlife seen around the garden during June was that it was largely airborne: New generations of birds, bees, beetles, butterflies and dragonflies were on the wing, flying high and purposefully from tree to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Catching the Rays

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Wildlife roundup for April – My, what a long tongue you have!

All the better to … reach the nectar. Take a look at the length of this tongue for instance: This is the Hairy-footed flower bee (Anthophora plumipes) and is a new bee to me this spring. That is not quite … Continue reading

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March wildlife roundup – Walking on stilts

So rain, rain and more rain. The rivers are bursting their banks and flowing over the roads round here. Routes out of the village to the south are getting a bit risky. The footpaths, in places, are Somme-like and require … Continue reading

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