Category Archives: birds

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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Visit to London

I spent Thursday and Friday last week up in London. In my free time I got a chance to check out the wildlife in St James’s park. One thing I noticed is how accustomed the birds are to humans passing within … Continue reading

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Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

The Big Garden Bird Watch 2018 turned out to be the best one I’ve done so far. Despite drizzling with rain to start with, there were still plenty of birds around. Here’s my list of the birds that actually landed … Continue reading

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Sparrow Roost

The House sparrow number in my garden have been steadily growing over the past couple of years. Every evening about 12 of them roost in a laurel tree in my garden. I thought I would do something different and record … Continue reading

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Afterschool

It’s nearly a month since Winter Solstice and it is definitely more noticeable that the sun is setting later. This time last month the sun was setting around 3.45pm. Today it set at roughly 4.30pm. This has meant that I … Continue reading

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Starling murmurations at Otmoor

It was 3.15pm, we had been walking around Otmoor for the past two hours. The weather was cold and windy, the ground a mixture of ice and squelching mud. Even with 3 pairs of socks on each step I took … Continue reading

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Bullfinches

Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed an increase in the number of Bullfinches on my local patch. I’m not sure whether there are actually more or whether I just notice them more often because UK Bullfinch populations have … Continue reading

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