Category Archives: Books

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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Green Appleton

My first public event in what seems like forever, and it’s on my local patch.

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Hedgehog

Little tell tale signs that our visitor is back have been appearing in the front garden. It wasn’t going close enough to our permanent Birdsy camera to trigger it, but a handful of hedgehog food and a second camera confirmed … 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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The Bee is not afraid of me – Book review

With the important aim of inspiring the younger generation to look more closely and appreciate the fascinating world of insects this book is packed full of insect poems edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore. I met Fran (Mrs Long) … Continue reading

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Polecat – Mustela putorius

It was a great surprise to see a clip of a Polecat on my trail camera this morning. I’ve only seen them twice before on my local patch. Once in March 2017 and again in February 2019. This morning’s polecat … Continue reading

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Great bustard in Oxfordshire

As soon as I finished college on Monday I headed out to the last known location of the Great bustard that has been hanging around in Oxfordshire for the past few days. Great Bustards became extinct in the UK in … Continue reading

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