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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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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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Heron

The second stunning visitor to the garden (or house) in the recent days was a Grey heron. With its 6 foot wingspan it’s an impressive bird Landing on the roof it looked like it was using the height as a … Continue reading

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Sparrowhawk

A commotion in the garden alerted me to the Sparrowhawk that was sitting on top of the bird feeder. All of the sparrows had quickly disappeared into the depths of the hazel hedge but one dove was still waddling around … Continue reading

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Green Appleton

My first public event in what seems like forever, and it’s on my local patch.

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Garden birds

There is a certain change in the air. Although the weather is still cold and overcast it is now past 4pm when it starts to get dark. In the garden the Snowdrops are starting to appear and down in the … Continue reading

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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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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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Competition time: Kennedy Wild Bird Food Giveaway

During lockdown and the current restrictions I’ve teamed up with family run Kennedy Wild Bird Food for a guest blog post on attracting wildlife to your garden and a chance to win a bundle of bird food and feeders. You … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife Part 17 Blackbirds

For a while I’ve been using a Birdsy camera to film the wildlife and in particular the birds in my garden. Last weekend I moved it around again, this time focusing it on the birdbath in the back garden. It … Continue reading

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