Category Archives: Oxfordshire

30 Days Wild – Day 3 – Petrichor

Today the wind direction changed and the rain showers arrived. Although the temperature dropped by around 10 degrees and the rain showers were on and off all day it wasn’t enough rain to make a difference to the local wildlife. … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 15 Red kites

We have a number of Red kites on my local patch but when the fields are being ploughed like they have been over the past few days lots of red kites come in from miles around. Today, like yesterday we’ve … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 14 The swallows are back.

The swallows are back on my local patch, one day later than last year. 2020 I first saw the swallows back on 20th April 2019 I spotted the first one to return on 19th April The ones I’ve seen are … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 11 Wildflowers

The garden today is starting to come alive with wildflowers. In the grass, the flower borders, the gravel and between the cracks in the patio. I was quite surprised by just how many I found in the space of a … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 10 Badger faces and tails

I quite often get asked how I individually identify my local badgers. It isn’t the easiest thing especially this time of year as I haven’t seen them as much over the winter and new wounds and marks appear. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 9 Bluebells

In my garden, we have a mixture of Spanish bluebells that were there when my parents bought the house and native bluebells, neither of which have flowered yet, but out on my walk today I spotted the first flowering Bluebells … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 7 View from the windows

I realise that I’m very lucky to have such amazing views from our windows. We live in a bungalow but we do have Velux windows that show the landscape for miles around. We live at the end of a village … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife- Part 5 Ladybirds

Very short blog today as I’ve been really busy with college work, but did manage to get out in the garden to take a couple of photos of ladybirds. There are 46 different Ladybird species in the UK. 27 of … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 4 Jackdaws

Jackdaws are pretty common birds and because of this they are easy to ignore, but if you look closely at their bright blue eyes and purple sheen to their feathers, they are quite stunning. Jackdaws are also interesting to watch, … Continue reading

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Young Mammal Photographer of the Year

Really pleased to be announced as the winner of Young Mammal Photographer of the Year 2020 – In the 15 to 18 years category. Head judge, Brett Lewis, said “The buck is aware and its focus of attention is diverted … Continue reading

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