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Harassment , the Hedgehog and Magpie

Our local Magpies have taken a dislike to the resident Hedgehogs , harassing and following the hogs around the garden.

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Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Most people think of the harvest mouse as the tiny red-brown animalclinging to a ripe ear of wheat, however you are just as likely to findthe mouse in a reed bed or clump of cocksfoot grass in an arable fieldmargin. The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent in Great Britain ,…


Garden Wildlife , waiting your turn It’s been a long time since my last garden wildlife post . There is still a lot of activity , mainly at night time with Foxes and Hedgehogs coming and going. We have a couple of resident Hedgehogs and here’s a short clip of the pair waiting in turn…


The Hide , Wednesday 22nd March 2023 Wild Boar , no not at the hide but whilst filling the feeder at the meadow hide I was reminded of a funny quote by Sir David Attenborough on Sundays episode of Wild Isles. There was a sequence in the programme showing how Wild Boar and Robins inadvertently…


Kit Bag – Vanguard Supreme 46d Hard Case Vanguard is a global company that has been designing and manufacturing award winning tripods, bags, sporting optics and accessories since 1986. Now I have a confession to make , I absolutely love these hard cases from Vanguard , so much so I own four of these cases.  Super…

Bob’s Blog – Lessons from a Robin

by Bob Brind-Surch, professional photographer and naturalist . There is one question I receive more than any other either from people at camera club talks or booking on one of my workshops or tours. “How long a lens do I need for wildlife photography ?” I have thought about this often either as I…


The Hide , Friday 17th March 2023 Another early start today trying to dodge the last of the winter rain showers. The inclement weather had little effect on the local feathered population, who were all present in good numbers. One bird who stood out from the crowd was a male Chaffinch, posing for his photograph…


David Attenborough explores our British woodland, grassland, freshwater and ocean habitats, revealing the surprising and dramatic wildlife that exists right on our doorstep. This is Sir David Attenborough first series entirely focused on the landscape and wildlife of the British Isles. Episode 2 of 5 , “ woodlands “ the second episode in the series…


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…


Mouldon Hill , Thursday 16th March 2023 There is nothing like exploring your local patch , looking for wildlife and I count myself very lucky to have Mouldon Hill country park right on my doorstep. And even on a drab overcast winters day it’s amazing just how much wildlife there is to see. And it…

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