Wildlife Wednesday 1st June 2022
Wow , it’s officially summer here in the U.K. and even the sun has come out to celebrate. Before the long Jubilee Weekend starts there is just enough time for a quick visit to Meadow Hide. Here are a few images..
KESTREL Falco tinnuncls Wingspan 80 cm Length 35 cm Weight 150 – 250 grams Breeding pairs 45,000 pairs Habitat: The Kestrel is the most widely dispersed of the UK’s birds of prey and […]
Meet the Model – Bobby the Blue Tit , Cyanstes caeruleus Words and pictures by Peter Hanscomb The Blue Tit is an easy to recognise garden favourite. With it’s small size and distinctive blue and yellow plumage , the Blue tit is a regular garden visitor that’s wide spread throughout the British Isles and mainland […]
Meet the Model , Woody the Great Spotted Woodpecker The Great spotted woodpecker , Dendrocopos major is one of three native woodpeckers here in the U.K ( the other two species are the Lesser spotted and Green woodpecker ) The Great spotted woodpecker is actually smaller than most people imagine being roughly the same size […]
Meet the Model , Percy the Puffin words and pictures by Graham Stewart Percy the Puffin: Fratercula artica Since a child this has always been a bird that I have wanted to see in the flesh, it is often referred to as “Sea Parrot” or “Clown of the Sea” due to its brightly coloured bill […]
The Dunnock Dunnocks , Prunella modularis are native to the UK and large areas of Europe with their range spreading as far as Lebanon, northern Iran, and the Caucasus. The ground feeding dunnock’s favoured habitats include woodlands, shrubs, gardens, and hedgerows. The dunnock looks from a distance similar to a house sparrow but the easiest […]
Say hello to Robbie , a fine example of a native British Red Deer ( Cervus elaphus ) The Red Deer is one of only two true native deer species in the British Isles , with the other wild deer species having been introduced for food and hunting. Red deer are Britain’s largest native land […]