Tag Archives: bluetits

Sowing and Planting at the Allotment

Its been 10 days since my last post and the garden and allotment are really bursting into spring. The weather is still very variable (with a frost last night and heavy rain yesterday) but the sun is bright and warm. … Continue reading

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A Week at the Allotment and other things

Its been an interesting and productive week. I usually complain (bitterly) about the soil at my allotment. One spit down its thick and heavy yellow clay and, whilst the layer above is good soil, it quickly goes from heavy, damp, … 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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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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Spring has sprung – digging the allotment

Well, after months of wet around the country, spring has started in the East Midlands. The bluetits are looking in the birdboxes, the crows are balancing sticks in the trees trying to make nests and the insects are buzzing and … Continue reading

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