Category Archives: birds

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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Interesting little visitor

A few weeks ago I noticed a strange bird call in the garden. I didn’t think much more about it, other than I thought I didn’t recognise it. That’s not saying much as I’m not that good at bird calls. … Continue reading

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Busy garden during the cold weather

With the past few weeks of very cold weather the garden has become quite busy with animals looking for food and water. Most birds and small mammals live very close to the edge during the winter months and a few … Continue reading

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RSPB Big Garden Bird watch 2021

Normally I do the Big garden Bird Watch first thing in the morning, but this year I waited until the afternoon. I’m not sure if it made any difference as the species of birds that visited were pretty similar. 23 … Continue reading

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Garden birds

There is a certain change in the air. Although the weather is still cold and overcast it is now past 4pm when it starts to get dark. In the garden the Snowdrops are starting to appear and down in the … Continue reading

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Great bustard in Oxfordshire

As soon as I finished college on Monday I headed out to the last known location of the Great bustard that has been hanging around in Oxfordshire for the past few days. Great Bustards became extinct in the UK in … Continue reading

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