Category Archives: nature

Barn Owl Pellets

My mum was out walking the dogs the other evening when a Barn Owl flew over her head. She noted where it landed and came home to tell me. The next day we went out and searched around the bottom … Continue reading

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Badger Rescue Afternoon

On Saturday Oxfordshire Badger Group held a badger rescue information afternoon for its volunteers. The first thing we learnt was the different types of injuries that the rescuers might come across, from territorial wounds, to being hit by a car, … Continue reading

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Get your boots on! — Bird Therapy

Thank you Joe for a brilliant review of Get Your Boots On. For those of you haven’t come across Joe Harkness and his important work with Bird Therapy, please have a look at his website. His book Bird Therapy is … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

With bird feeders topped up and camera at the ready, I settled down to see which birds visited my garden during the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Bird Watch. As always I completed this important piece of citizen science between 9am … Continue reading

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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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