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Manchester peregrine chicks being ringed tomorrow
We've got a treat for you - an exclusive bit of behind the scenes stuff ! The Manchester peregrine chicks are being ringed tomorrow and for the first time ever we're able to leave the nest cams on whilst it's being done. Tune in at around noon tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May) to see how the team...
21 May 2013
Feeding blue tits
Hi . We put up some nesting boxes a couple of years ago and now it seems that finally blue tits have decided to take advantage of our free lodgings. That's the bed bit ! What do they have for breakfast ? We have feeders but there is nothing in them at the moment. I have been researching on the Internet...
19 May 2013
Three become two
We only told you about their arrival on Wednesday , but there's some sad news from Cardiff I'm afraid. It seems that the last week of torrential ran and colder temperatures has taken its toll on the peregrine chicks and one of them hasn't made it. Luckily the two remaining chicks are looking...
18 May 2013
The latest from Lincoln
Getting the nest cam up for the Lincoln peregrines has been far from straight forward as we told you last week , but I'm pleased to announce that the nest cam is now live! You can now keep up with all the action from the nest even if you're not there. And even better - we can now confirm that...
17 May 2013
There's been a bit of a baby boom for our Dates with Nature this week. The three Manchester peregrine chicks were the first to arrive, with the first two chicks making their appearance on 4 May and the third on 6 May. We can't confirm whether the fourth egg has hatched or not, and many people...
15 May 2013
Bank Holiday weekend egg watch
Last thing on Friday, I posted a quick update to let you know the exciting news that the first Chichester peregrine chick had hatched . Well, chick number 1 was quickly followed by chick number 2, who arrived a short while after. The second egg was only laid an hour after the first, so it's no big...
7 May 2013
Breaking news from Chichester
The first egg has hatched! There's three more in the nest so shouldn't be too long before they hatch too. What a cracking start to the weekend! This was the female about to leave the nest yesterday afternoon. Photo by biteyourbum.com
3 May 2013
Robins desert,should we remove old nest?
Hi,We have an established robin box in our garden and a pair have been very active for some time but recently seemed to shift their focus from our garden..Usually we know when she is on the nest but not this time.I looked in the box and found 2 cold eggs and 1 dead chick( the cold spell?) which I removed...
8 Apr 2013
nest boxes...these r mine? any suggestions? good places for them or bad? at the bottom is pic of my garden.......where do you think i should put another nest box? the 1st 1 to give me a suggestion that i like i will put the box just where u say and even pu
this is my garden x So far i think these look very nice and fit in really nicely in my garden xxxxx. I`d still take any advice about nesting birds plus tips about nest boxes xx
8 Mar 2013
Ask An Expert: Regurgitation
Rick asks: "I have heard that the regurgetation of food in the feeding process is triggered by the visual stimulus of the chicks physical features. In other words: it is the actual look of the young that causes the parent bird to regurgetate the food, in effect feeding it. Is this true?" ...
29 Oct 2012
What's the hurry?
One of this year's osprey chicks from Loch Garten has made some impressive progress and had made it to West Africa already, just two weeks after leaving Scotland! Is it Alba or is it Caledonia? To find out check out the latest post on the Loch Garten osprey diary .
4 Sep 2012
It looks like "blue 80" returned to the nest at Glaslyn after being AWOL for the last 10 days. She appeared on the nest on Thursday morning and was promptly chased off by one of the other chicks. Was "blue 80" just testing out her wings over the last week and a half or do you think...
25 Aug 2012
Airborne at Aberfoyle
Both the Aberfoyle osprey chicks have fledged over the last couple of weeks. In fact the youngest chick fledged 48 hours after its older sibling, which is the same amount of time between them hatching too! Both the chicks are busy trying out their new found flying skills, but have been seen coming back...
8 Aug 2012
Newbie - A few questions about feeding garden birds
HI folks, I was just wondering if anyone knows whether it's okay to put out dried mealworms at the moment - I've noticed the starlings and blackbirds taking them away for chicks, so I was concerned they wouldn't be getting enough water from them. So I've been soaking the mealworms...
16 Jun 2012
Mother blue tit hasn't come in for the night
Hi, can anyone please advise me? We have four blue tit chicks in our nesting box aged 14 to 16 days old. Both parents have been very attentive, including up until this evening. I suddenly noticed just before 9pm that mum hasn't come in to sit on them for the night. It's now almost an hour later...
13 May 2012
I have just found out that my tree sparrows that are nesting in a nest box have laid their eggs and not only that they've also hatched! Now I can hear little cheeps! They are really adorable.
12 May 2012
lots of offspring, taken at Hunstanton, Norfolk
28 Aug 2011
A Robin has been feeding our Blue Tit Family...
We have been watching for a couple of weeks a Robin that has been feeding our Blue Tit family nesting in our box on the side of the barn. Every evening they have taken it in turns to feed, with all parties very happy with the arrangement and no aggression. Today two chicks fledged (on a cold and wet...
30 May 2011
blue tit nest
At last the blue tits have started laying eggs but she hasnt lined the bottom of the nest and the eggs are just sat on the wooden floor. Will the chicks be warm enough. I've put loads of stuff out for her to use to. Even bought a bag of nesting material but she hasn't used it.
2 May 2011
Canada Geese chicks
Observed at my local fishing lake 18 May 2010.
19 May 2010
These little cuties were seen in Anglesey in the reeds round a duck pond. Dad was nearby diving for food, and mum was in the water next to the nest looking after a fourth chick who had jumped out of the nest.
2 May 2010
Undisclosed location, Juvenile Buzzards Ringed 2009
24 Nov 2009
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