One of the advantages of still being in lockdown is time. Yes , a lot more time to fill given the limitations of movement and with the skill full dodging of domestic duties ( much to the annoyance of my long suffering wife ) so after a damp to wet slow wildlife Wednesday I have managed to slip a sneaky Bonus Thursday into my hectic schedule.
The location hasn’t changed , I’m still confined to my temporary lockdown hide , and the view is pretty much the same. Even the weather seems a little repetitive, damp and overcast , rain is on its way. This is where I would normally say all the usual suspects are here , but it’s very very quiet in the garden. Still every cloud has a silver lining as they say , so I’ve got time to clear up some old posts , edit a few posts add a few new images.
You may have noticed a new page , under the Wildlife menu. The Grey Squirrel. This is part of my 2020 big five project. When I say big five, it looks like it’s going to be more like a big seven or maybe eight , I’m not going to get all hot and bothered by the number . The aim of the exercise is to get to know and celebrate my local patch wildlife. Whenever I travel, celebrating and appreciating the local wildlife is an important part of my holiday.
Here’s a few images from Bonus Thursday……….
Here’s the full story, the Brown Rat , Rattus norvegicus The Brown Rat is a native of central Asia which was introduced to the British Isles around 1720. It has subsequently spread throughout the British Isles, and indeed much of the temperate world, carried especially by humans in ships. There is little doubt that due […]
BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula Length 16 cm Wingspan 28cm Weight 35 g Population 400,000 One of the larger finches’s the bullfinch has a rounder more compact body , with a black face and head , bright pink underparts and […]
Weekend Wildlife Saturday 17th July from the Meadow Hide Welcome to another Weekend Wildlife , from the rather gloriously sunny Meadow Hide here in North Wiltshire. Another day flying solo here in the hide and it’s been surprisingly busy for a hot summers day , with most of the action centred on the paddling pool. […]