Tag Archives: Oxfordshire

October Starlings

On the nearby wires, pylons and chimney pots the Starlings are starting to gather. During the late afternoon their chattering and squabbling gets louder and louder. Occasionally one will swoop down to drink from the pond, followed by more and … Continue reading

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Small mammal survey 2018

Last weekend I joined Oxfordshire mammal group on a morning of checking and collecting Longworth traps. Longworth traps are used in small mammal surveying. They are laid in areas with vegetation and baited with apple for moisture, bird seeds and … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Squares in the field

Over the past few months as the crops have grown in the nearby fields I’ve noticed that there are squares of crops missing. These squares are around 4 x 4 metres and each field of wheat has around 3 squares … Continue reading

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Day 26 of 30 Days Wild – Longhorn beetles

It’s great when you come across something you have never noticed before. There are 69  species of Longhorn beetles in Britain and I probably walk passed plenty every day while out taking photos, but I’ve never really stopped and looked … Continue reading

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Day 23 of 30 Days Wild – Revision in the garden

My end of year exams start on Monday, so a lot of time has been taken up revising. I’m not sure revising out in the garden is the best idea for me as I keep getting distracted by all the … Continue reading

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Day 18 of 30 Days Wild – Evening walk

I’m writing this today as by the time I got back from the evening walk it was too late to write it last night, plus I’m spending quite a bit of time revising for end of year exams. I’m really … Continue reading

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