With a chak, chak, chak from Fieldfares and a high-pitched seeze from Redwings the first few visitors are arriving on my local patch
Over the next few weeks, Fieldfares and Redwings will be arrived in the UK, where they will feed on fruit and berries.
Hundreds of thousands will fly over from Scandinavia to spend the autumn and winter in the UK
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We had a visitor in the house for a short while today.
Walked in to the room to find this Blue tit just happily sat on the light.
Left the windows wide open and after a while it flew out.
I reckon it was after the spiders
The Ruddy darter dragonfly is one of the most common dragonflies.
You can tell it apart from the common darter by its black legs and club shaped abdomen
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Back on 17th June I wrote a post about putting water out for wildlife.
After the last month of very little rain, it is even more important
Doesn’t have to be anything special, just as long as it isn’t too deep and has a stick or a stone that small mammals or insects can use to climb out, if they fall in.
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‘No Mow May’, turned in to ‘Let it bloom June’, it’s now ‘Food supply July’ .
Each year we stop mowing our small front garden for a few months over the summer, starting in May.
This year the sparrows have been taking full advantage of all the seed heads and grasses. There has also been an increase of Green finches using the garden
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Amazing rainbow over the garden this evening
With the past few days of very hot weather putting a dish of water out for wildlife can be a life saver
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