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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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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 1 Blue tit

Over the next few days, weeks or at least until I run out of species or find something else to do, I’m going to focus on one species, from my garden, each day to encourage people to look closer at … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2020

With bird feeders topped up and camera at the ready, I settled down to see which birds visited my garden during the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Bird Watch. As always I completed this important piece of citizen science between 9am … 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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