Category Archives: Oxfordshire

Great bustard in Oxfordshire

As soon as I finished college on Monday I headed out to the last known location of the Great bustard that has been hanging around in Oxfordshire for the past few days. Great Bustards became extinct in the UK in … Continue reading

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Connections

One of the amazing things about writing a blog is the connections it makes. I’m not talking about networking or writing to gain anything, I’m talking about the feedback and comments that come back from around the world. As I … Continue reading

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Mammal Week

National Mammal Week is organised by The Mammal Society and this year runs from 23 October to 1 November 2020. Mammals have always been my favourite animals to watch and take photographs of. I’ve been out for a walk around … Continue reading

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Surprise visitor to my local patch

There was a colourful visitor to the village where I live today. Easier to hear than to spot, this Alexandrine parakeet spent the afternoon flying between two hedgerows on the outskirts of the village, sometimes just sitting calling or at … Continue reading

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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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