Tag Archives: Long tailed tit

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 3 Long tailed tit

Another sunny, warm (ish) day in the garden today. Plenty of things to see, from butterflies including a Brimstone and a couple of Peacocks Overhead the Buzzards and Red Kites were riding the thermals, and over the fence I could … 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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Busy garden

It is always interesting to see what happens in the garden over night. However, last night seem to be a particularly busy night for wildlife and not so wildlife. Glad to see my local vixen is still around as she … Continue reading

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Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

The Big Garden Bird Watch 2018 turned out to be the best one I’ve done so far. Despite drizzling with rain to start with, there were still plenty of birds around. Here’s my list of the birds that actually landed … Continue reading

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Hide in the snow

  Such a surprise this morning to wake up and find the ground covered in a thin layer of snow. Within a few minutes of entering the wood I spotted a fox trotting along the hedgerow. I stopped and set … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today… January

January’s ‘If you go down to the woods today’…… in just over 50 words. If you go down to the woods today listen to the ice crunch or the mud squelch underfoot. Look through the bare branches as zephyrs of … 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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Catching up with my garden wildlife

It’s snowing. I’m sat in a classroom watching the falling snow out of the window. I can’t wait to get home. Images pour in to my head. A badger plodding through a blanket of fresh white snow in the wood. … Continue reading

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Hawthorn

After my previous blog on the benefits of Ivy, I started to look at other plants on my local patch and how they supported the mammals, birds and insects. The first plant that caught my eye is the Hawthorn tree … Continue reading

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