Category Archives: Oxfordshire

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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A year of Climate striking

Today marks one year of the climate strikes in Oxford and me striking with them. This time last year I got in to trouble for the first time for walking out of school to join my first ever youth strike … 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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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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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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