Category Archives: Gardening

Fieldfare fury…….

We have had snow here for a few days now and although the temperatures are not that far below freezing, the conditions are wintry enough to bring the fieldfares back in huge numbers.  Well over 100 have been feeding under … Continue reading

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Bird versus Mammal 1:0……..

As the weather changes yet again back to colder conditions – and we have snow on the hill tops round about us in Shropshire – the wildlife using the garden also changes.  The fieldfares are back, feasting on the fallen … Continue reading

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Some birds just won’t share……

Yet more weather changes in the last week, with heavy frosts making way for more spring-like conditions.  With great tits now singing – a very spring-like sound – it’s easy to forget that it’s only the end of January!  With … Continue reading

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A change in the weather…..

With a spell of very cold weather at the moment, the dominant wildlife around the garden has changed.  Most noticeably, a large flock of fieldfares has been flying around and eventually they were brave enough to come into the garden … Continue reading

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Looking forward…..

Mild weather at this time of year always seems to freak everyone out, yet it is the two last very cold winters that have been unusual.  Looking back at my wildlife and weather notes in my diary, I can see … Continue reading

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Spring is on the way………

With relatively benign weather over Christmas and the New Year period, the current gales have come as rather a shock.  The weather is still mild though and the change in day length has already had an effect, especially on the … Continue reading

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Marsh tits and coal tits……

So proper winter weather is with us here in Shropshire – snow on the hills round about, snow in the garden and snow in our lane making it impossible to get our car out.  Luckily for our local wildlife, it … Continue reading

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A top predator…….

Twice now in a couple of months I have seen a barn owl in our area – once flying low through the garden over the big meadow and then across the long borders, head down as he scanned for any … Continue reading

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December wildlife gardening……

A heavy frost at this time can transform the garden and our countryside.  Hoar frosts coat stems, seed heads and branches with a thick rime of crystals producing a photo opportunity not to be missed.  December is inevitably associated in … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough…..

I should never complain about the weather being too mild at this time of year – this week is due to be freezing and we have already had a dusting of snow on the hills around us.  The garden birds … Continue reading

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