Category Archives: Birds

First Swallow of 2017 

I know that “one swallow doesn’t make a summer”, but I did see my first of the year yesterday. I checked my notes from last year and it is a day later than in 2016, but still pretty consistent. (The … Continue reading

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Ruffled Feathers

This last week I’ve been noticing a lot of small fluffy feathers all over the playing field. It’s been a pretty wet and blustery week on the whole and the usual black-headed gulls have been there in large numbers, along … Continue reading

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A Storm Is Coming

As I’ve mentioned here before, it’s not an uncommon sight to see flocks of seagulls camped out on the local playing field (see above). We’re forecast for a big storm today, and when I was walking the dogs yesterday there … Continue reading

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Nest Boxes

I wrote a few weeks ago about cleaning the bird boxes ahead of this years nesting season, well it looks like I wasn’t a moment too soon as blue tits are checking out the sparrow box (above). This particular box … Continue reading

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2016 In Pictures

A short slideshow looking back over last year. ​​

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Spring Cleaning

I know it’s a couple of months until Spring is officially with us but I spent a few moments yesterday afternoon checking on on our bird boxes and feeders in the garden. A bit of dusting here and there, a … Continue reading

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Garden Birdlist 2016

Regular readers will know that I keep an annual garden bird list. The rule is simple to be on the list I must have seen the bird in, or from the garden for it to qualify. The total so far … Continue reading

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