Category Archives: Wildlife

New Forest & Jurassic Coast

Last week we went to an area we’ve neither of us been before, covering the New Forest and the eastern part of the Jurassic Coast around Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. Being the beginning of February in a year of … Continue reading

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Starting to feed the birds

Whilst I realise that one is supposed to feed the wildbirds all year round, our garden provides lots of seeds and insects for the birds to survive during the summer and the pond provides them with a place to drink … Continue reading

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Woodpecker predates on Bluetits – another failure

The Bluetits have failed to raise their brood again this year but this time we know who the culprit is.  A few days ago we heard the Bluetits nestlings beginning to make noises and the parents were going in and … Continue reading

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Is Spring Sprung? I hope so

Whilst I know that we will get frosts until the end of May and so I have to be patient with things like Sweetcorn and Tomatoes, the last couple of days have been beautiful and bringing out the insects and … Continue reading

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Frogs (or just a little frogspawn)

Every year at about this time, I keep looking in our pond for the frogs and frogspawn. It usually arrives on or around the 18th preceded by lots of activity around the pond as the frogs get up to their … Continue reading

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The Daredevil Squirrel is back!

Now that winter has started, we’ve been filling up the seed baskets again. Lots & lots of activity. Bluetits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Goldfinches and Nuthatches zipping back and forth. The baskets need re-filling every other day. Over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Oak Bush Cricket?

Despite having a large oak tree in our garden, we’ve never seen one of these before. According to our understanding from the web, its a male Oak Bush Cricket (defined by its long curved cerci rather than an ovipositor). It … Continue reading

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