Category Archives: Birds

Monday Bird of the Week No.39 – Coot

Carrying on our theme of ‘unduly ignored’ we take a look at the close relative of last week’s Moorhen. The balding old Coot.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.38 – Moorhen

I’ve decided for the next few weeks to focus on birds that we maybe ignore. They are birds that are often around us, in parks especially, but as a result not given due notice. So we will start with the … Continue reading

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Visiting chiffchaff and resident Long-tailed Tits

It’s an exciting time in the garden right now, with signs of Spring everywhere…

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A complete Heslington Lake stock-check

Last week I took a longer-than-usual walk round my lunchtime patch, with the aim of logging all the birds I saw in much greater detail. It was very instructive.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.37 – Chiffchaff

Once you know certain birds, you start to realise they are more common than you realise. Sound plays a big part of that, and this week’s star is a bird that, once you know it’s call, you will hear everywhere. … Continue reading

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A snippet of a singing Robin (video)

Out walking the other lunchtime I came across a Robin singing from the top of a hedge. He seemed untroubled by my presence, far more bothered by another robin singing from a nearby tree. So I thought I’d video him.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.36 – Great-spotted Woodpecker

After featuring a couple of birds of prey, we move to one of our most popular birds, the Great-Spotted Woodpecker.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – The UK winners and losers

Back in January millions of us submitted our results to the RSPB for the annual check on the status of our garden birds. Now the National results are out, and there are as always some big winners and big losers…

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Monday Bird of the Week No.35 – Kestrel

Another bird of prey today, another we see less often than we used to. A bird that was once synonymous with motorway journeys, hovering by the roadside. The Kestrel.

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A few more Treecreeper pictures

Since the Treecreeper posed so obligingly, it seems harsh to limit it to just a couple of photos. So here are some more…

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