Skip to content

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

by Peter Hanscomb

Here we go again , another Wednesday in lockdown and it’s back to my temporary hide. The garden has been a lot busier in the last few days. Regular visitors include hedgehogs, foxes and squirrels. Wood pigeons, collared doves , magpies , blackbirds , sparrows , great tits , blue tits , starlings and for the first time a woodpecker. The garden comes to life early in the morning with the early birds and late hogs , and again in late afternoon.

One of our regular visitors around about 5pm ( you can almost predict the time ) is a female grey squirrel. Always on the lookout for nuts and any fruit the birds have left behind.

Our regular visitor , meditating in the afternoon sun.
Enjoying the last of the nuts

The arrival of the woodpecker was a real surprise. There have been rumours locally that a pair have been seen nesting at bluebell woods , a small two acre wood that’s only around 300 metres due south of my garden. But still it was a real shock to see one in the garden !
Male blackbird
Male blackbird with a few berries



YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE ………

GREAT TIT

Here is my photo of the week , the humble Great tit , enjoying a bath in the paddling pool at the Meadow Hide.

IT’S ALL SO QUIET

Today I’m flying solo at the hide. The much needed trim to the path is now complete , paddling pool water topped up , so that’s todays duties done and dusted. It’s quiet here today , both in the number of feathers and paws visiting the hide , but also noise created by humans. The […]

FRIDAY AT THE HIDE

Friday at the hide , 13th may 2022 A bonus day at the hide today , and i’m not here alone , today my co-pilot is none other than The Wiltshire Birdman , Mr Graham Stewart. It’s been over a week since my last visit to the hide , an boy has the meadow grown […]

2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

All images © Wild by Photographic Solutions 2018

Archives

%d bloggers like this: