Category Archives: Local patch

Review of wildlife hide – Stealth Gear Two Man Photography Chair Hide

A few years ago, at Birdfair, I bought a wildlife hide to mainly use in my local woods. The Stealth Gear Two Man Photography Chair Hide (around £130) has got a large front viewing window but also 2 smaller windows … Continue reading

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Busy garden

It is always interesting to see what happens in the garden over night. However, last night seem to be a particularly busy night for wildlife and not so wildlife. Glad to see my local vixen is still around as she … Continue reading

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Slavonian grebe

At the beginning of December a Slavonian Grebe turned up at Farmoor reservoir. Due to other commitments and Christmas the first chance I got to visit was yesterday. As often at Farmoor, the wind was wiping across the causeway, so … Continue reading

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2019 Round up and HNY

I’ll start with the highlight of 2019. The publishing of Get Your Boots On. An idea that had been in my head since 2016 and after years of writing, and then months of editing by the amazing Dived Up Publishing … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Badgers, birds, Blogging, Books, Climate strike, Environment, Every child wild, fox, garden, Get Your Boots On, Happy New Year, hedgerows, insects, Local patch, mammals, nature, Nature Books, Nature reserve, outdoors, photography, Stay Wild, trail camera, Uncategorized, Wildflowers, Wildlife, wildlife books, Wildlife photography, Wildlife Rescue | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Starling murmurations

One of the most spectacular scenes during the cold, often dull, winter months is a starling murmuration. Thousands upon thousands of starlings gather, after coming in from miles around. They create amazing patterns in the sky for about half an … Continue reading

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Pit 60 Standlake

I had an afternoon off college so mum and I decided to visit a place we had never been to before. I’d heard of Pit 60 before as it comes up a few times on the Oxon Birding website, most … Continue reading

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Leaf litter

Leaving an area of leaf litter can create habitat and food for small creatures over the autumn and winter. Ladybirds, caterpillars, slugs and snails, springtails, worms and spiders all use the decomposing leaves for food, protection and hiding places. Just … Continue reading

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