Category Archives: birds

First Cuckoo

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’. From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling. It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes … Continue reading

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South West Coast Path

As a family we visit the area around Kimmeridge, Swanage, Durlston and Lulworth on a regular basis. Climbing up along this part of the South West Coast Path gives you amazing views over the bays. From Chapmans pool to Worbarrow … Continue reading

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Barn owl hunting

Just after sunset we left the house to go badger watching. On social media many people are reporting they are seeing their badgers now appearing in daylight. The moment we stepped in to the field we were distracted by a … Continue reading

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Starlings

The loud, constant chattering means the Starlings have arrived. Over the past few weeks they have been gathering in a neighbour trees, but this particular evening the chattering and twittering was louder, together with the whoosh of wings and sudden … Continue reading

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Sub Zero

With the ‘Beast from the East’ in full swing, and temperatures hitting well below 0, the garden is packed with birds looking for shelter and a easy meal. Looking out over the garden I can see 5 robins forgetting to … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today – February

If you go down to the woods today – February If you go down to the wood today signs of Spring are everywhere even though the temperatures are still dipping below freezing. Woodpeckers are drumming, the treetops are alive with … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week runs each year from 14-21 February. Natural nest sites are disappearing fast,  therefore BTO are encouraging people to put up nest boxes in their gardens to help breeding birds. In my garden we have 12 nest … Continue reading

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