Category Archives: Birds

Saturday Snapshots

A few weeks ago I posted about the Attack of the Sparrows on the House Martins’ nest. A couple of weeks later the house martins all left and flew off to spend the winter in Africa. Each year they use … Continue reading

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The Attack of the Sparrows

For a few days now little white feathers have been appearing on the lawn at the front of the house – and in the back garden too. We were a bit worried that our cat had been catching birds, but … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot: Snow Scenes

It snowed here most of yesterday and today it’s snowing again with  more to come for the rest of the day and the next few days. This is the scene in the front garden: and in the back garden; Close-ups of the … Continue reading

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Nice Weather – for Ducks!

It’s pretty wild and windy here this morning with sleet, which is almost snow. Not the weather to go out in, but these visitors to our garden seem to like it. They went further upstream – below you can see … Continue reading

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C is for Chaffinch

There are countless numbers of chaffinches in our garden. It’s the second commonest breeding bird in the UK, so perhaps it’s not surprising that there are so many around. They eat insects and seeds, but they prefer to eat the seeds … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot

There was a loud bang the other day. I looked around the house but couldn’t find anything that had fallen down to explain the noise. Later I noticed that the front room window was looking rather dusty, and then I … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot: The Birds Have Flown

I’ve posted a few photos and videos of the collared doves’ nest – first the empty nest, then the eggs were laid, the chicks hatched and now we have an empty nest again. On Thursday evening the second young collared dove left … Continue reading

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Collared Doves – Update

The young collared doves have been growing rapidly this week. We’ve been watching as the parent birds take it in turn to sit on the nest and feed their young. Today, for the first time the young birds have been left on their own … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot: Collared Dove Update: New Chick

Exciting day today as the first of the Collared Dove chicks hatched. Currently there are two chicks and I think there is a third egg in the nest. More Saturday Snapshots are on Aylce’s blog.

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Saturday Snapshot – Update on our Collared Doves

Last Saturday I posted photos of the nest the Collared Doves had built at the back of our satellite dish. Earlier this week we had a sight of the two eggs in the collared doves’ nest – Here is one … Continue reading

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