Tag Archives: sparrows

Blue tits

The most exciting thing has happened. There are blue tits nesting in the bird box we put up on our gable end! We have seen the parents flying in and out, and when our bedroom window is open there is a … Continue reading

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Feeling smug

I’m feeling smug. We all made it to school this morning with our clothes on the right way round, our teeth cleaned and I flossed. Impressed? I am. I’ve heard people say that the jump from one child to two … Continue reading

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October

In my seasonal reading Stephen Moss in his book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds describes the annual “house invasion” that occurs at this time of year. Moss lives in an old farmhouse with no doorstep so he often finds fledgling sparrows … Continue reading

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Catkins

As the beginning of February unfolds I turn to the corresponding chapter in Stephen Moss’ book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds.  The countryside surrounding his home on the Somerset Levels is shrouded in low mists and dripping with damp. He describes … Continue reading

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

The sparrows have found our feeders! Granted it took minus temperatures for them to venture into our exposed garden but it’s a start. The hills behind our house were thick with snow this weekend. The trees wore strips of snow … Continue reading

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A new patch

Over the last few weeks Little Owl (now with Finch too) and I have been getting to know our new patch. We hot-footed it to a nearby garden centre to stock up the bird feeders and gradually the locals have … Continue reading

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