Category Archives: birds

Say No to the Mow in May

As I’m writing this blog, with the windows open, I can hear lawn mowers up and down the street cutting away. We have decided to join ‘Say No to the Mow‘ during May, although we haven’t actually cut the lawn … Continue reading

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Churchyard Wildlife

Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting together a short film to promote the wildlife in my local churchyard.  

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Swallows are back

A couple of days ago the sound of twittering and warbling reappeared over the garden. The Swallows have returned. The bird above is possibly an older male, who are the first to return to a nesting site. The females can … Continue reading

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Raven

Raven (Corvus corax) Each day around 4pm a raven passes over my house. Occasionally it stops on top of the nearby pylon and calls. Its deep, kraa call means I can hear it coming, long before I see it. Today … Continue reading

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Snow day 2019

Yesterday we had a snowday. School was cancelled, mainly because my school is on a hill and the buses are unable to get up the hill when it snows. Getting out in the snow it was interesting to see which … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2019

This is the 5th year I’ve taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. It’s been interesting to look back at the last five years results and notice any changes that have occurred. This morning was a drizzly, cold, … Continue reading

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It’ll soon be the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

This weekend is the 2019 Big Garden Bird Watch. I’ve taken part each year for the past few years and it’s a really good excuse to sit uninterrupted and watch wildlife for an hour. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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