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BLUE TIT

Photo of the week , Blue Tit

ok , not the best looking bird with the almost total loss of head feathers but another great example of how nature adapts and life goes on. The feather loss is almost certainly due to a mite infection in the nest and the Blue tit should make a full recovery.

Here’s what else has been happening lately…

THE HIDE

The Hide , Monday 6th February 2023 It’s another cold cold day here in North Wiltshire , not helped by the early pre 7 am start. It’s a long time since I have had to scrap ice off the car ! ( thankfully it’s also m first outing in my new thermal base layer ,…

BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE

British Wildlife Centre, Surrey “ Canned Wildlife Photography ” is a very emotive phrase and personally one i don’t like. As long as we are all honest about the source of our photography , be it a wild or captive animal and more importantly the captive animals are properly cared for i do not see…

THE HIDE

The Hide , Saturday 4th February 2023 Today’s my first visit to the hide since our recent winter holiday to the Canadian Rockies and if I’m honest I was a little worried that the lingering jet lag might kick in ( we landed back in the U.K. on Monday ) However the chilly weather definitely…

THE MALLARD

Malcolm the Mallard by Peter Hanscomb Say hello to Malcolm the Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos The mallard , dabbling duck can be found throughout the Americas, Europe and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The male birds or drakes have a glossy green head and are grey on wings…

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…

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