Ferris Bueller once said “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it”. That’s never been more apt than this week, where I started the week planning a ‘spring-has-sprung’ post before … Continue reading
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Tagged beast from the east, birds, blackbird, blue tit, dunoock, fieldfare, Goldfinch, greenfinch, pied wagtail, redpoll, robin, siskin, snow, snowmageddon, starling, wood pigeon, yorkshire
Unlike the previous week’s trip to Spurn, my meeting at North Cave allowed me to build in a lunch break in which I strolled the site and grabbed a few photos.
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Tagged birds, birdwatching, blue tit, dunnock, gadwall, Goldfinch, lapwing, long tailed tit, north cave wetlands, oystercatcher, pochard, redwing, shelduck, siskin, snowdrops, teal, YWT
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?
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Tagged Big Garden Birdwatch, birds, bullfinch, Goldfinch, greenfinch, new earswick, siskin, starling, york
It’s an interesting time in the garden at the moment. The winter visitors are hanging on, in fact at a peak recently, while the year-round residents are starting to move into Spring attitudes, including one very exciting development…
I recently wrote about how quiet things had been on the wildlife front locally. In January this has really begun to change, and a walk along the river in mid-January yielded all manner of species.
With our Siskins likely to leave any day now after their winter stay, this seems as good a time as any to resurrect Monday Bird of the Week (and my 250th post to this blog!). We’ve had about five-to-ten of these green-yellow finches in … Continue reading