Category Archives: birds

Day 11 of 30 Days Wild – helping hand

Just after getting home from school today we heard a commotion coming from the utility room. A pigeon had come in from the garden through the open door, hopped up on to the window sill but then couldn’t find its … Continue reading

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Day 8 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a nature reserve

Your local nature reserve is a great place to relax and watch wildlife.  Each nature reserve usually has its own specialist species. We visited Strumpshaw Fen which is well known for the Swallowtail butterfly. Strumpshaw Fen is located near Norwich, … Continue reading

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Day 7 of 30 days Wild – Trip down the river

Being on a boat and travelling at only 4mph is a great way to pass a few hours and look out for wildlife. As we slowly passed down through part of the Norfolk Broads we came across a Yellow wagtail … Continue reading

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Day 6 of 30 Days Wild – Visit a bird hide

A very productive afternoon spent in a bird hide in Norfolk where we spotted a couple of Marsh Harriers and two Common Cranes flying over. Common Cranes can be seen passing through many parts of Britain in Spring and Autumn … Continue reading

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Day 5 – 30 days Wild – Feed the ducks

For Day 5 of 30 Days Wild, a simple and fun activity. Feeding the Ducks is an all round family favourite and in the past was done with bread. The problem with bread is besides it having NO nutritional value, … Continue reading

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Day 2 – 30 Days Wild – dissecting a pellet

It isn’t only owls that produce pellets, Corvids, Cormorants, Herons, Kingfishers, Gulls, Swallows and lots of other species including Robins also produce them. Although you are more likely to find an owl pellet, as they tend to be more compact … Continue reading

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Appleton Wildlife Diary is 5 years old today

When I started Appleton Wildlife Diary 5 years ago I never imagined that I would still be writing it 5 years later. Over the past 5 years I have had some amazing wildlife encounters, met some inspirational people and been … Continue reading

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