Activity in the Wildlife Pond

The wildlife pond in the garden has lots of activity going on at the moment   both above and below the waterline. We have had huge numbers of Damsel Flies  hovering above the surface making the most of the warm sunshine to  find a mate

Belonging to the same family as the Dragonfly,  a mating pair form a shape known […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Robins Nest

He we are in flaming June and all the nest boxes in the garden are doing their job including this cosy one occupied by a pair of Robins and situated  deep in the shrubs

When choosing a nest box, it is important to consider what species will find it attractive as a potential nesting site. One […]

By |June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bird Behaviour

Over the last 24 hours, we have  observed  some  examples of bird behaviour that remind  us how  interesting they are as they go about their daily business. Yesterday I was stood at the bottom of the garden when a loud ‘drumming’ commenced in the old wild cherry tree above. This in itself was not unusual as […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Danger from the Skies!

A lot of our customers and friends have been reporting regular Sparrow Hawk activity in the garden. Although it can be upsetting to see your cherished garden birds becoming prey for a hungry Sparrow Hawk, it does tend to illustrate a healthy local ecosystem and raptors were under such pressure in the latter  half of the 2oth […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nesting Season in full swing

Nest building and egg laying is in full swing in the garden with most nest boxes now occupied. Thick evergreen shrubs like yew and Juniper provide ideal nest sites for  garden birds and the Blackbirds have laid 4 eggs in the nest constructed in the Yew. It is likely to be work still in progress with […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Frequent Heron

   We  posted previously that a Heron has been visiting our  wildlife garden pool and this morning I was sat working at the table when he returned and took up fishing position at the shallow end. He/she kindly posed for a photograph and remained quite unconcerned at my proximity until a frog had been caught and consumed.  […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome visitor to the garden

Some welcome sunshine today and looking out of the window I noticed a male Bullfinch in the garden. We don’t have many visit us, although last year a pair did nest in a Yew bush,  He was searching the buds on the shrubs, I expect for insects  emerging to make the most of the sunshine. […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Greenfinches

We were delighted to have numbers of Greenfinches with us for the Easter weekend. The most I counted was 7, all arriving together and enjoying the Peckaballs and Peanuts

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This is not the most attractive picture of Greenfinches, but it’s worth noting that head-on, they look rather unusual with  their wide beak gape!

Countryfile on TV this […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Woodpecker

The temperature has dropped a degree or two today and our birds have been focussed on the suet feeders. There was an interesting item on last Sunday’s Countryfile all about   the 3 UK species of woodpeckers which lived up to their reputation as being quite illusive and were very camera shy during the feature. With […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Breakfast Menu

We put up a squirrel Peanut ‘Wreath’ first thing this morning and ‘our’ reds have been fixated on it. Although only a few feet from a feed box full of Super Deluxe Squirrel Mix ( including hazel nuts) , they have ignored this in the main and have been squabbling over access to the Monkey Nuts […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment