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  • Blog Post: Butterfly Days of Summer - 1st week in July.

    1st July. Hot weather, although thundery, made a good start for the month in that it brought out the butterflies in the sunshine: Red Admirals, Large Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Large Skippers and Peacocks could all be seen. LOGBOOK SIGHTINGS. S.P x 2 - Pair of Sedge Warblers, Stonechat, Buzzard...
  • Forum Thread: Bad Woody

    Didn't want to share the nuts with this poor Sparrrow Behaving a bit better this time A rather bedraggled Blue Tit not enjoying the rain
  • Blog Post: Sightings towards the end of May.

    17th May Strong north-westerly wind blowing. High tide about midday running at 9.5 m LOGBOOK ENTRIES Whimbrel, Blacktailed Godwit, Lapwing, Heron, Willow Warbler, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Canada Goose. 18th May Much warmer today although the NW wind was brisk with sunshine and some hail...
  • Blog Post: Ups & Downs

    In the last blog it was mentioned that Tit species had struggled to raise broods and that Pied Flycatchers were just hatching with a heatwave forecast later in the week. Well we got a mini heatwave but night temperatures were still getting close to freezing during clear nights. Also, before the heatwave...
  • Media: Skip tits

    Blue tits nesting in recycling container. Arne, Dorset, UK.
  • Forum Thread: The Cute Collective

    Each year, a pair of Blue Tits nests in the cavity wall at my place of work. They nest just above second floor level. On Monday, one of the chicks left the nest too early and didn't make it. This morning, shortly after 7am, I found three more fledglings, but happily these three were very much alive...
  • Media: Blue Tit with seed

    Blue tit making off with a sunflower seed
  • Media: Blue Tit with catkins

    Taken at Lochwinnoch RSPB centre
  • Forum Thread: Meet the scruffies lol

    The poor Tit members are working really hard fetching and carrying food for their nestlings and its beginning to have an impact on their condition with the inclement May weather where its been cold, cloudy, hail storming and breezy, not a great season for these poor birds to raise young but I'm currently...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tit, Robin, Jay

    added one more Great Tit as this one's a bit of a sweetheart lol
  • Forum Thread: Today's mealworm customers

    A few more pics from today .............. the live mealworms are proving a beakful for this Dunnock lol the dunnock pair are also feeding nestlings the male Blackbird thought he would take a few for himself and one of the Blue Tits (male) from far corner of the garden ......... ...
  • Forum Thread: Blue tit nesting habits

    We have had a camera box up since last October and a female blue tit has been roosting there every night since December. (I've read it's a female because she cleans up beautifully, unlike one BT early November who stayed for 10 nights and left all the poop behind!) We were thrilled last week...
  • Forum Thread: hammering blue tit

    I have a blue tit box with a live camera in it. A blue tit has built a nest in it but regularly hammers on the floor of the box with her beak. Can you tell me why she does this? The nest is nearly complete and last night she spent her first night in it.
  • Media: Blue tit

  • Media: Darling Little Blue Tit

    Taken in my garden this afternoon.
  • Blog Post: A snowy end to January.

    29th January Snowed heavily overnight which left a good covering of snow in the morning. Inspite of a strong westerly wind blowing, a hardy workparty turned out for a gorse coppicing detail on the saltmarsh. Some comfort would be gained from the bonfire which they soon got burning.There was very little...
  • Forum Thread: Blue Tit

    final set of photos, this time sweet little Bluey's turn .... think he's been overdosing on the sherry trifle here lol ................
  • Blog Post: Further sightings from Campfield.

    18th November. A fine morning though a cold easterly wind was blowing. A walk down the Lonning about 2pm. Met a number of interesting people with stories to tell: Hedda, Warden of Dufton Youth Hostel until it closed, having recently moved into the area, plans to join Campfield volunteers. Andy...
  • Forum Thread: Feed The Birds...

    I joined Hazel and Mike for an early morning walk through part of Kensington Gardens. I had seen the Robin photos and wanted to see them in person. However, I ended up feeding more than just Robins... A friendly Coot to start things off Then a GT BT Frisky Feral ...and friend...
  • Forum Thread: A Few Familiar Faces In Regent's Park

    As it was a nice clear, sunny day today, I decided to take a walk through Regent's Park in order to get a better lit photo of the Tawny Owl. Unfortunately it was not there, but the smaller birds were out and about, so I made the most of their presence and took a few snaps. A raucous Robin (which...
  • Forum Thread: 5 hours at Burton Mere wetlands (RSPB)

    Beautiful sunny morning with no sign of rain on forecast so headed out early this morning towards The Wirral and arrived at Burton Mere rspb at 9.00am. It was quite misty when we arrived so not ideal for photos to begin with but enjoyed our walk round and saw quite a few species. I have decided to...
  • Forum Thread: Photos from the last week

    A selection of photos taken during the last week .... the nuthatches are resident throughout the year and see them throughout the day not sure I like his mood in the next pic ! If looks could kill lol no wonder the other birds are wary of him/her when on the feeders nice to...
  • Forum Thread: A Brief Visit To Lingfield

    Last night I stayed with friends in Lingfield after we had seen Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis) performing live in Brighton. They have a very large garden with surrounding woodland, so there is no shortage of bird life. This morning I spent a few hours taking photos of the various visitors. Most...
  • Forum Thread: LEIGHTON MOSS - part 2

    During our epic adventure around L.Moss we saw many species of birds and wildlife so here is the second part (photos) of what we saw yesterday. Wild rabbit and dozens of pheasants as we explored the whole length of the Causeway past the Public and as far as the Lower hide before heading to the main...
  • Blog Post: Feed Them And They Will Come – A Return

    When I started blogging for RSPB Cymru I used to live in a house with an incredible garden. It was only when I started reading the various bird watching magazines that I realised how lucky I was to have such a huge variety of wildlife visiting it. My Big Garden Birdwatch counts for both the BTO and RSPB...