Category Archives: birds

Day 10 – 30 Days Wild – Pied wagtail fledglings

Great to watch a couple of Pied wagtail fledglings hopping from roof top to roof top being fed One of the fledglings was getting pretty hot sat in the sun and was ‘gular fluttering’ which is a bird’s version of … Continue reading

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Day 5 – 30 Days Wild – Goldfinch

Spotted this Goldfinch collecting dog hair off the lawn for its nest. Photos aren’t great as I didn’t want to risk scaring it away by opening the door.

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild – Fledglings

Fledglings are taking over parts of the garden. With blackbirds in the back, blue tits and great tits hoping around in the hedges and the call of young sparrows coming out of next door’s roof. The most special visitors to … 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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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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