Category Archives: Local patch

#Foxoftheday

Throughout April, on social media, Chris Packham has been encouraging people to celebrate foxes by sharing a Fox of the day photo. I thought I’d put together some photos of foxes I have taken over the past few years.

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2022

I haven’t had much time to write a blog for quite a while but did sit and do the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch today. 3 Jackdaws1 Chaffinch2 Magpies6 Wood pigeons2 Collared doves9 House Sparrows1 Robin1 Dunnock2 Blackbirds2 Blue tits

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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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Sparrowhawk

A commotion in the garden alerted me to the Sparrowhawk that was sitting on top of the bird feeder. All of the sparrows had quickly disappeared into the depths of the hazel hedge but one dove was still waddling around … 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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Last few butterflies

Between the rain showers, a couple of butterflies have been feeding from the final flowers on the Buddleia tree in our garden. According to an article by The National Trust I was reading, five of our native butterflies can hibernate … 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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