Category Archives: Uk nature

Wildlife Blogging

7 years ago this week I started to blog about the wildlife in my garden and on my local patch. I think over the past couple of months, wildlife and nature close to home has been an important part of … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 18 Hedgehogs

Over the past week, I have had my trail cameras out in the front garden in the hope to capture our local vixen or even a badger. However, the cameras picked up something out of the ordinary, a hedgehog! The … 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 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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Garden wildlife – Part 2 Peacock butterfly

The temperature hit 13 degrees celsius afternoon and a few butterflies were out and about. Firstly, a Brimstone flew over the garden. Around 3pm a Comma butterfly fluttered around but didn’t settle, then in floated this Peacock butterfly, which settled … Continue reading

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Late afternoon Barn owls

Each afternoon around 5pm, just as the light is fading a Barn owl appears over the wildflower meadow. A barn owl’s Latin name is Tyto alba literally means White owl, but in folklore it has many different names Banshee, Billy … Continue reading

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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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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 Brighton pier

Brighton is one of the more commonly known places to go to watch Starling murmurations. Of course, the murmurations vary each day and it is luck as to whether you catch a large murmuration or not. It can depend on … Continue reading

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