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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 , in places it’s already 2ft tall ( 600mm)  Already its time for the strimmers first outing of the year.

Here are a few photos ……

WWF

WWF by Peter Hanscomb The WWF has been protecting the future of Wildlife for nearly 60 years since it was founded in 1961. The worlds leading independent conservation organisation , its mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. A brief  history 1961 World Wildlife Fund was conceived in April,…

BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH – TIPS

How to attract birds to your patch Here are our top tips on how to feed and attract birds this Big Garden Birdwatch. You don’t even need a garden – just a feeder attached to a window. What do birds eat? There are lots of different bird foods available, including mixes for bird feeders and…

RED SQUIRREL

Meet the Model , Ray the Red Squirrel Words by Peter Hanscomb, Images by Graham Stewart  The red squirrel , Sciurus vulgaris is an arboreal, omnivorous rodent and the only native species of squirrel found in Great Britain . Under threat from both it’s cousin from the grey squirrel , which was introduced to Great…

BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH 2023

The Big Garden Bird Watch 2023 The Big Garden Birdwatch is fun, free and for everyone. And you don’t need a garden to take part! Counting birds from your balcony, or your local park will play a vital role in helping us understand how UK birds are doing. Sign up for your free guide and…

Bobs Blog – With a camera like that

With a camera like that you are bound to take excellent photos by Bob Brind-Surch, professional photographer and naturalist .  www.naturesphotos.co.uk I was recently reflecting on an attempt I made some years ago to photograph nesting great crested grebes. I was sitting by a local lake looking across at a nest on a small promontory…

THE SPARROWHAWK

Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus The Sparrowhawk is a relatively small birds of prey adapted for hunting smaller birds in confined spaces like dense woodland, so gardens are ideal hunting grounds for them. Adult male sparrowhawks have bluish-grey back and wings and orangey-brown bars on their chest and belly. Females and young birds have brown back…

WINTERWATCH 2023

When does Winterwatch begin on BBC Two and how many episodes are there? The first episode of Winterwatch will air on Tuesday, January 17 at 8pm on BBC Two. The episodes are an hour long and will run for two weeks. The episodes will air on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the next two…

THE HIDE

The Hide , Tuesday 17th January 2023 Frozen. The paddling pool , frozen . The  padlocks on the hide , frozen . My feet , not quite frozen but really cold. As I arrived at the hide today the car thermometer was reading -4c , and the air temperature felt a good few degrees colder. I…

Kit Bag – Kenro KENGHC1 Gimbal Head

The Kenro KENGHC1 Gimbal Tripod Head is manufactured in carbon fibre and aluminium and is designed for Use with large telephoto lenses and DSLR cameras. It features an elevated tilt mechanism and height-adjustable platform that enables the user to perfectly align the tilt axis of the head with the camera / lens centre of gravity.…

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