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If you read my preview of the Big Garden Birdwatch, you will know I suggested this year may see a drop in species number, but a rise in overall individuals. How did that prediction shape up? Advertisements
This weekend is the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always millions of us will be getting up, filling the feeders, and counting the birds.
A few days ago I gave you a little mystery to solve. If you haven’t already looked at it and want to form an opinion first, the post is HERE. Otherwise, follow on for the answer.
A quick and slightly gruesome post now. At Scarborough we found the remains of a bird that had been predated. There were few bones, no body, just a pile of feathers and a couple of other clues. Interested? Then enter … Continue reading
Back to the office on Monday, which had the upside of a return to the university lake, last seen frozen over and largely deserted by the birds. Had anything changed?
Returning home after a couple of weeks away, one of my questions was always going to be “what’s in the garden?”. We usually get an influx of wintering finches in January, just in time for the Big Garden Birdwatch, so … Continue reading
Yesterday we looked at how the birds of the lake were getting on 8th December. Today we return just three days later to a very different, much colder, picture.
Having had a busy Christmas and New Year, I thought I’d share a couple of quick posts of photos I took last month. First up are a few from the lake at work, pre-freeze.
They say that ‘all good things must come to an end’. Today that applies, as this will bring to an end the sage of the late nesting Great Crested Grebes? But is it a happy ending?
Last week I said I was concerned as the grebe chick was getting mobbed badly by the gulls, and this put it at risk. This week, it has started fighting back.