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Roost at sunset

As the sun sets the air is filled by the chattering and calling of the incoming Rooks. Their roost is opposite my house and as the daylight fades and the sky turns orange the rooks that have spent the day … Continue reading

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Autumn Thrushes

While stood at the window watching the Great tits and Sparrows squabbling over the bird feeders and the Jackdaws swinging acrobatically upside down trying to peck away at the fat balls, I noticed high in the sky an unruly flock … Continue reading

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Swallows are back

A couple of days ago the sound of twittering and warbling reappeared over the garden. The Swallows have returned. The bird above is possibly an older male, who are the first to return to a nesting site. The females can … Continue reading

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Raven

Raven (Corvus corax) Each day around 4pm a raven passes over my house. Occasionally it stops on top of the nearby pylon and calls. Its deep, kraa call means I can hear it coming, long before I see it. Today … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2019

This is the 5th year I’ve taken part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. It’s been interesting to look back at the last five years results and notice any changes that have occurred. This morning was a drizzly, cold, … Continue reading

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It’ll soon be the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

This weekend is the 2019 Big Garden Bird Watch. I’ve taken part each year for the past few years and it’s a really good excuse to sit uninterrupted and watch wildlife for an hour. You can find out more and … Continue reading

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Rose-coloured Starling

After a busy day yesterday I was meant to be getting on with some revision for my GCSE mocks next week, but I was sent a Tweet with a request for a bird ID. I’ll admit I’m not the best … Continue reading

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