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Water for wildlife

Back on 17th June I wrote a post about putting water out for wildlife. After the last month of very little rain, it is even more important Doesn’t have to be anything special, just as long as it isn’t too … Continue reading

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Day 17 – 30 Days Wild – Water for wildlife

With the past few days of very hot weather putting a dish of water out for wildlife can be a life saver

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild – Pied wagtail fledglings

Great to watch a couple of Pied wagtail fledglings hopping from roof top to roof top being fed One of the fledglings was getting pretty hot sat in the sun and was ‘gular fluttering’ which is a bird’s version of … Continue reading

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Day 8 – 30 Days Wild – Grey Squirrel

Another 30 Days Wild and another visitor to the garden

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Day 7 – 30 Days Wild – Muntjac

After eating the leaves off the lower branches of the apple tree the Muntjac decided to have a sniff around the pond to see if anything had dropped down from the bird feeders. We often get Muntjac in the garden … Continue reading

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Day 6 – 30 Days Wild – Beetle

Saw a number of these beetles on our hazel hedge in the front garden today. I think they are Alder leaf beetles as I’ve read they like hazel too.

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild – Fledglings

Fledglings are taking over parts of the garden. With blackbirds in the back, blue tits and great tits hoping around in the hedges and the call of young sparrows coming out of next door’s roof. The most special visitors to … Continue reading

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No Mow May 2022

Each year we join in with Plantlife’s No Mow May. Our front garden isn’t very big but is alive with insects and birds You can find out more about the project here https://nomowmay.plantlife.org.uk/ As each year progresses we find different … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2022

I haven’t had much time to write a blog for quite a while but did sit and do the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch today. 3 Jackdaws1 Chaffinch2 Magpies6 Wood pigeons2 Collared doves9 House Sparrows1 Robin1 Dunnock2 Blackbirds2 Blue tits

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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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