Author Archives: Alex White - Appletonwild

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild

#Foxoftheday

Throughout April, on social media, Chris Packham has been encouraging people to celebrate foxes by sharing a Fox of the day photo. I thought I’d put together some photos of foxes I have taken over the past few years.

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Along the Wayfarer’s Walk to Ladle Hill

My mum recently read Nicola Chester’s ‘On Gallows Down’ and looking something to do over the Easter weekend, we decided to go for a walk along part of the Wayfarer’s way mentioned in the book. Starting at the White Hill … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2022

I haven’t had much time to write a blog for quite a while but did sit and do the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch today. 3 Jackdaws1 Chaffinch2 Magpies6 Wood pigeons2 Collared doves9 House Sparrows1 Robin1 Dunnock2 Blackbirds2 Blue tits

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No more BirdFair

I heard yesterday that the decision not to continue BirdFair was made. BirdFair was an annual festival of all things bird and animal related held each year in August at Rutland Water, affectionately known as the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’. I … Continue reading

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Brighton starlings

A few years ago I visited Brighton to see the starling murmurations by the pier This weekend we were in Brighton again and although it is much earlier on in the year and the starlings are barely starting to gather, … Continue reading

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Another stunning visitor to the garden is the Great spotted woodpecker. This one is a regular visitor and is in and out of the garden most of the day. Since the hazelnuts have appeared, the woodpecker has been in competition … Continue reading

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Heron

The second stunning visitor to the garden (or house) in the recent days was a Grey heron. With its 6 foot wingspan it’s an impressive bird Landing on the roof it looked like it was using the height as a … Continue reading

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Sparrowhawk

A commotion in the garden alerted me to the Sparrowhawk that was sitting on top of the bird feeder. All of the sparrows had quickly disappeared into the depths of the hazel hedge but one dove was still waddling around … Continue reading

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National Badger Day 2021

Badgers are one of my favourite animals and I enjoy seeing all the posts on social media during National Badger day Here are a few of my favourite photos I’ve taken over the past five years. Cookie, is and always … Continue reading

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Last few butterflies

Between the rain showers, a couple of butterflies have been feeding from the final flowers on the Buddleia tree in our garden. According to an article by The National Trust I was reading, five of our native butterflies can hibernate … Continue reading

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