Category Archives: Books

Day 17 – 30 Days Wild – Water for wildlife

With the past few days of very hot weather putting a dish of water out for wildlife can be a life saver

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Day 11 – 30 Days Wild – close up

Catching up with posting on 30 Days Wild Taking a closer look

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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 2 – 30 Days Wild – Climb a hill

Tonight, many hill tops around the country will have beacons lit for the Platinum Jubilee. As we arrived at the top of West Wycombe Hill, the National Trust was just finishing off the beacon ready to be lit this evening. … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 30 Days Wild – Caterpillar

Found this large caterpillar on the road, so carefully moved it to the side where it won’t get run over The caterpillar of the drinker moth (Euthrix potatoria) have hairs that are an irritant which protect it from predators. I … Continue reading

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No Mow May 2022

Each year we join in with Plantlife’s No Mow May. Our front garden isn’t very big but is alive with insects and birds You can find out more about the project here https://nomowmay.plantlife.org.uk/ As each year progresses we find different … Continue reading

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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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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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National Badger Day 2021

Badgers are one of my favourite animals and I enjoy seeing all the posts on social media during National Badger day Here are a few of my favourite photos I’ve taken over the past five years. Cookie, is and always … Continue reading

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