Wasps’ nest

It has been fascinating watching these wasps that have build a nest into an old rabbit bolthole. They are literally a hive of activity. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.58 – Teal

How many birds are also a colour? Asked to name one I would always immediately go for this week’s entry, the Teal. Continue reading

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RSPB Middleton Lakes

Last week we had a trip to RSPB’s Middleton Lakes reserve near Birmingham. It’s a pleasant place to spend some time, but delivered one genuine surprise that defied the birdbooks. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.57 – Wigeon

Getting a grip on British ducks is critical if you plan on spending any time at a wetland, especially in winter, and the Wigeon is one you’ll need to be familiar with. Continue reading

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A Pochard update

After making them Bird of the Week I had a few messages asking how the agoraphobic Pochard was doing. So I went and checked on it. Continue reading

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Olympic Kestrels

If there is a message I have tried to consistently put across through this blog, it is that nature can be seen anywhere and at any time. So it proved on a trip to London for the World Athletics Championships. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.56 – Pochard

When planning this set of posts out I had no idea this particular bird would become such a feature of my summer. I expected to draw on one or two distant shots I’d taken in the past. Instead, it’s been one I have watched up close through its lifecycle. It’s the Pochard. Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.55 – Red Grouse

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Saturday was ‘the Glorious 12th’, the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse. Is there a better time to make this native our Bird of the Week?

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Monday Bird of the Week No.54 – Curlew

There are sounds in nature that speak of location. Noises that automatically transport you to a shore, or a wood, or a moor. The call of the Curlew is surely one of those sounds? Continue reading

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Haith’s Caged Suet Feeder

Something a little different today with a product review. I don’t think I’ve done this before, but I was asked and I’m happy to do so. Continue reading

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