The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch – Jan 2010

I’ve blogged my results for this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch so I know where they are for comparison next! I can’t find my results from last year, but this year it felt the numbers and variety of sightings were a little lower. Living in a rural location with regularly…

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The perigree moon

The clearest and crispest of evenings gave a spectacular view of the biggest and brightest full moon that will be seen in 2010. This was due to the coincidence of the full moon cycle and the moon’s close proximity to the earth due to its elliptical orbit, resulting in it…

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Marsh Tit or Willow?

I received a ‘tweet’ the other day from a fellow ‘twitterer’ @katesparkle saying I am pretty sure I had a marsh tit in the garden yesterday. Is that unusual? The recent cold weather has understandably driven many birds to our gardens in search of food. On the net and in…

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A few birds from the weekend

A few shots of birds from close to the house this weekend. Chaffinch (female) – fringilla coebs Chaffinch (male) – fringilla coebs Kestrel (female) – falco tinnunculus Blue tit – parus caeruleus

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Snow, snow and more snow

So, the cold weather and snow continues. For a part of the country used to a couple of days snow a year at most, the novelty of snow causes havoc and provides a bit of winter fun in equal measure. The schools are closed, road grit is in short supply…

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