A kestrel on the wing

A day pottering in the garden was very much in the company of our local birdlife, as fledglings and adults of all manner of species visited during the day.The garden ‘day’ list in fact numbered 19 – blue tit, great tit, coal tit, greenfinch, goldfinch, blackbird, pied wagtail, wood pigeon,…

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Fledglings and Flyers

The Great Tit and Blue Tit fledglings have spenr a lot of their time around the feeding station this week, regularly joined by a flock of Goldfinches that approaches double figures, a Nuthatch family and some Greater Spotted Woodpeckers. With the England v USA World Cup to look forward to…

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A good substitute for football

For almost 3/4 of the year my Saturday mornings are taken up by coaching and managing an U12s girls football team. They are a great bunch and exceptionally talented, having won the Cambridgeshire League and Cup double last season. However, due to the weather this winter we have up to…

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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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You can’t always get what you want

So said the Rolling Stones and for birdwatching it is certainly true. This summer I have been teased by Kingfishers. I had the pleasure of seeing three or four on my canoe trip down the Thames and was even able to get a picture with my old Fuji digital. I…

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