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A garden kingfisher

Sadly no photo to accompany this as it was over in seconds, but I was delighted to see a kingfisher in the garden today.

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What we’ve lost and what we’ve gained

It has been an interesting first couple of weeks at home in 2021. Some birds are notable by their absence, while others have appeared for the first time.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.30 – Greenfinch

Today we look at a bird that is both beneficiary and unintended victim of our growing love for feeding birds in our gardens. The bulky and severe Greenfinch.

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Big Garden Birdwatch – 2016 results – A bumper bird bonanza!

Before we start with the results, a couple of important confessions. Firstly, most of the photos you will see here were not taken during the actual birdwatch. As you may know, I had planned on using a remote camera trained … Continue reading

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Always read the instructions first… preparing for the Big Garden Birdwatch

So this weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch, and as always I’m waiting to see whether the weather produces a bonanza or a damp squib. I decided to try something different this year, which is to photograph the birds that … Continue reading

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30 Days Wild – Day 17 – Garden Life

Life continues in the garden. After the drama earlier this year, the Blackbirds have built a new nest and, over the past two days, have started taking food in, suggesting new chicks. Hopefully they’ll have a slightly more serene path … Continue reading

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Drama in nature – Blackbirds in Danger

Watching wildlife can produce moments of remarkable drama, be it rutting Red Deer stags, or Golden Eagles fighting in the skies above the Great Glen, or predator and prey locked in a deadly battle. But you don’t have to travel … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2015 – Results

Well, as predicted yesterday the count was down on last year. 2014 saw 12 species and 34 individual birds. This year was down to 9 species and 26 individuals. This was, in many ways, a classic BGBW. Topping up the … Continue reading

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

It’s that time of year again when the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch rolls around. All the cool kids make their plans and get set for an hour of counting the unique birds in their garden. As any longer term readers … Continue reading

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