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Wildlife Wednesday   07-7-2021

By Peter Hanscomb

It’s another Wildlife  Wednesday , and today once again it’s just me flying solo at the Meadow Hide. It’s been a quiet day for wildlife photography at the hide , maybe due to the soggy weather here in North Wiltshire ( as a matter of fact , at times it’s been really very damp with heavy rain fall ) Still the damp weather has one benefit, the paddling pool is completely full, so there’s no having to carry water to the meadow this week !

It’s all been a little bit exhausting….

All the usual suspects where in attendance today ,but with a lot less activity. One of our regular visitors to the hide is Peggy the one legged female Chaffinch. She really is a miracle of nature , loosing one of her legs to infection, it just goes to show how adaptable wildlife can be , if given a chance. And miracles of nature just happens to be the theme of this years Countryfile calendar. If you want to know more about the calendar and how you can enter , the click here.

Noticeable absences today were the Greater spotted Woodpeckers. I wonder if now that junior has flown the nest that the adults may have moved on ?

Guest book

Mammals – Brown Rat

Birds – Blue tit , Great tit , Chaffinch , Robin , Chiffchaff , Dunnock , Blackcap , Blackbird , Pigeon , Bullfinch , Crow

Birds of prey – Kestrel , Buzzard , Red kite

Others – Tree bumblebee , Little tortoise shell butterfly , Red cardinal beetle , Peacock butterfly 

©️Wildonline 2021

1 reply »

  1. Honestly Peggy’s story is amazing.

    I am out in all weathers too. It is good to see the difference from one day to the next. Up here the weather is mental! Does rain an awful lot haha!

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