Tag Archives: great tit

Of nesting birds and a casualty sheep

It’s been a really interesting couple of weeks for seeing nesting birds. I seldom go out ‘bird-watching’ as such, and I have little interest in rare species that are unfortunate enough to be blown off course and grace our shores … Continue reading

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Death in the afternoon

An incident today reminded me that I have not blogged about the garden birds for a while. Some of the family were staying with us over the weekend and yesterday afternoon, in a rare spell of sunshine, we sat out … Continue reading

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A very interesting ‘birdy’ day in the garden

I have the beginnings of a rookery in my larch trees. The first nest was built in prime position in a high fork of one of the largest trees. A second nest began to appear a couple of days later, … Continue reading

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What’s happening in the garden?

On 1 September I put out my bird feeders again.  This is the first year I have stopped feeding the birds during July and August in an effort to prevent the birds congregating and spreading the respiratory disease Trichomonosis. Having … Continue reading

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An extremely sick wild rabbit

    Part 2 of my walk on 20 May on a Highland Perthshire estate during my 2011/2012 wildlife survey   I tied up the boat and drove up to the estate, noting when I passed that the nine Canada … Continue reading

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Nesting oystercatchers and summer migrants

    Continuing accounts of my wildlife survey on a Highland Perthshire estate during 2011/12.   Saturday 5 May 2012.  Weather:  Sunny, but cold wind first thing, with temperature of only 4 degrees.  Wind moderated and day had warmed up … Continue reading

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Signs of spring, and a mystery plucking post

    Continuing  my 2011/12 wildlife survey of a Highland Perthshire estate   Weather-wise, Saturday 28 April was a fine sunny day with no wind, and I was pleased to see when I parked at the farm that nine or … Continue reading

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