Tag Archives: birds

First Cuckoo

‘Cuck-oo – cuck-oo’. From up in the trees above the badger sett I could hear the first cuckoo of the year calling. It was difficult to work out whereabouts and in which tree this male cuckoo (only the male makes … Continue reading

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Barn owl hunting

Just after sunset we left the house to go badger watching. On social media many people are reporting they are seeing their badgers now appearing in daylight. The moment we stepped in to the field we were distracted by a … Continue reading

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Sub Zero

With the ‘Beast from the East’ in full swing, and temperatures hitting well below 0, the garden is packed with birds looking for shelter and a easy meal. Looking out over the garden I can see 5 robins forgetting to … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week

National Nest Box Week runs each year from 14-21 February. Natural nest sites are disappearing fast,  therefore BTO are encouraging people to put up nest boxes in their gardens to help breeding birds. In my garden we have 12 nest … Continue reading

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Sparrow Roost

The House sparrow number in my garden have been steadily growing over the past couple of years. Every evening about 12 of them roost in a laurel tree in my garden. I thought I would do something different and record … Continue reading

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Starling murmurations at Otmoor

It was 3.15pm, we had been walking around Otmoor for the past two hours. The weather was cold and windy, the ground a mixture of ice and squelching mud. Even with 3 pairs of socks on each step I took … Continue reading

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Bullfinches

Over the past couple of years I’ve noticed an increase in the number of Bullfinches on my local patch. I’m not sure whether there are actually more or whether I just notice them more often because UK Bullfinch populations have … Continue reading

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