Tag Archives: garden

Pond and other stuff

Over the summer holidays my family built a pond in the corner of the front garden. After replacing a wall with a hazel hedge together with a few hawthorn and honeysuckle last year, we hoped that this would encourage more … Continue reading

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Swallows

Each summer Swallows arrive and nest in the barn near my garden. Once the young have fledged, the wire that runs over my garden becomes their favourite place to rest. All we can hear through the open windows is their … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Listening to thunder

Today has been a complete mixture of weather. Starting with heavy rain, followed by patches of sunshine. After school the wind picked up and the rain started again. I really felt for the pigeon nesting in our garden, it was … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood mammals

Back to school this week so I’ve not been able to get out much with my camera. I heard a rustling amongst the dead leaves, expecting it to be a blackbird searching for food, I was surprised to see a … Continue reading

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Easter Holidays

It’s the last day of the Easter holidays. I’ve not been too far off my local patch as my sister is revising for her GCSE’s, but we did have a trip out to Westonbirt Arboretum. Not much wildlife but it … Continue reading

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Brown rat

The Brown rat – Rattus norvegicus, also known as the common rat, the street rat or the sewer rat is not everyones favourite mammal but you have to admire them. If you Google ‘Brown rat’ it comes up with loads … Continue reading

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Big Garden Bird Watch 2017

Setting up my chair in the kitchen with the doors open to the garden, my camera, my notepad and pen and my breakfast on the kitchen table, I was ready to beginning the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. At 8.30am the … Continue reading

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