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No more BirdFair

I heard yesterday that the decision not to continue BirdFair was made. BirdFair was an annual festival of all things bird and animal related held each year in August at Rutland Water, affectionately known as the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’. I … Continue reading

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Brighton starlings

A few years ago I visited Brighton to see the starling murmurations by the pier This weekend we were in Brighton again and although it is much earlier on in the year and the starlings are barely starting to gather, … Continue reading

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Another stunning visitor to the garden is the Great spotted woodpecker. This one is a regular visitor and is in and out of the garden most of the day. Since the hazelnuts have appeared, the woodpecker has been in competition … Continue reading

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National Badger Day 2021

Badgers are one of my favourite animals and I enjoy seeing all the posts on social media during National Badger day Here are a few of my favourite photos I’ve taken over the past five years. Cookie, is and always … Continue reading

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Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa

Not so much wildlife but landscape. Last week 3 generations of our family climbed Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa in Welsh. We had been planning it a while and had booked an Air B and B in Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon … Continue reading

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Interesting little visitor

A few weeks ago I noticed a strange bird call in the garden. I didn’t think much more about it, other than I thought I didn’t recognise it. That’s not saying much as I’m not that good at bird calls. … Continue reading

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Big Butterfly Count 2021

It’s time for the Big Butterfly Count. This citizen science UK wide survey started on the 16th July and runs to the 8th August. You can find out more details here https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ Here are a few photos I took on … Continue reading

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Yearly visit by a hedgehog

Around once a year we get a hedgehog in the garden. While watching a Muntjac deer on the Birdsy camera footage this morning I noticed something in the back ground that’s not normally there. On the next clip, once the … Continue reading

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The Bee is not afraid of me – Book review

With the important aim of inspiring the younger generation to look more closely and appreciate the fascinating world of insects this book is packed full of insect poems edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore. I met Fran (Mrs Long) … Continue reading

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Otter

A week or so ago a few signs appeared locally that indicated an otter had been visiting. On the river bank there were a couple of piles of fish scales and on a branch that overhung the river was a … Continue reading

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