Tag Archives: nature

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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Small mammal survey in woodland

Over the weekend I helped out Oxon Mammals who were surveying small mammal populations in woodlands as part of a larger survey for the Mammal Society. 50 Longworth traps were set out in pairs over a 5 x 5 grid, … Continue reading

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Trail camera – badgers and a polecat

I’ve been using my trail camera quite a bit over the past few weeks, mainly at two badger setts. It’s been good to see some familiar faces and a surprise visitor. A polecat. Polecats nearly became extinction through persecution, but … Continue reading

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Hedgerows

This week there has been a lot in the media about netting covering hedgerows. Like the one in the photo below in a village near to near I live. The hedges are covered to prevent birds nesting in them while … Continue reading

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What is Wildlife blogging?

When I first started my wildlife blog in 2013 I never imagined that I would still be writing on a regular basis. To me wildlife blogging is jotting down things I see, mostly on my local patch. To record the … Continue reading

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Layers of bird song

With revision done and my graphics project up to date I had enough time over the weekend to get outside to do some photography. In the woods I’ve noticed a melanistic rabbit which I really want to get a decent … Continue reading

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Snow day 2019

Yesterday we had a snowday. School was cancelled, mainly because my school is on a hill and the buses are unable to get up the hill when it snows. Getting out in the snow it was interesting to see which … Continue reading

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