Category Archives: garden

Hedgerows

This week there has been a lot in the media about netting covering hedgerows. Like the one in the photo below in a village near to near I live. The hedges are covered to prevent birds nesting in them while … Continue reading

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Finding time for wildlife

Going through primary school and the lower years of secondary school I always found it really easy to find time to watch wildlife. Actually I didn’t ‘make’ time, the time was just there because I didn’t have any other pressures. … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2019

This is the 5th year I’ve taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. It’s been interesting to look back at the last five years results and notice any changes that have occurred. This morning was a drizzly, cold, … Continue reading

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It’ll soon be the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

This weekend is the 2019 Big Garden Bird Watch. I’ve taken part each year for the past few years and it’s a really good excuse to sit uninterrupted and watch wildlife for an hour. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather. During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder. Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and … Continue reading

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Problem solving Woodpecker

How do you open a Hazel nut which keeps rolling around? This Great Spotted Woodpecker has a smart idea. He frequently brings over a nut, places it in a crack in the telegraph pole to hold it still, before hammering … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2018 – Garden

Hopefully this will be the first of a few butterfly counts for this year. The┬áBig Butterfly Count was launched in 2010 as a way to assess the environment because Butterflies are an important and early indicator as to what is … Continue reading

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