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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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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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Last few butterflies

Between the rain showers, a couple of butterflies have been feeding from the final flowers on the Buddleia tree in our garden. According to an article by The National Trust I was reading, five of our native butterflies can hibernate … Continue reading

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Yearly visit by a hedgehog

Around once a year we get a hedgehog in the garden. While watching a Muntjac deer on the Birdsy camera footage this morning I noticed something in the back ground that’s not normally there. On the next clip, once the … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 2 – Water

With all dry weather recently many birds and animals are struggling to find fresh water. One easy way to help them is to put a dish of water out in your garden. It doesn’t have to be anything special just … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – End of No Mow May

Today starts another 30 Days Wild run by The Wildlife Trust. I’ve taken part in this for a number of years now, but if you haven’t heard of it before you can find more details by clicking HERE During May … 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 20 Wood Mouse

Over the past week or so we’ve noticed a number of the seedlings in the porch, especially the sunflowers, have been nibbled. The other afternoon we found the culprit, a wood mouse. We have a lot of wood mice around … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife – Part 19 No Mow May

This will be the second year we have taken part in No Mow May in our front garden. The campaign is run by PlantLife and you can read more details about it HERE There are three simple steps: Simply leave your … 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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