RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

It may be a new decade but some things will always remain the same including our participation in the world’s largest wildlife survey. Each January over half a million people across the country come together to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, counting the birds that appear in Read more…

Introducing the Birdsy Cam

Even just a few years ago the idea of streaming and sharing live video from your garden feeders was both prohibitively complex and expensive, especially for the mass market. It was though a concept that appealed greatly and after seeing such technology on various TV series and via early pioneers Read more…

Garden Brambling

Garden Brambling

The last weekend in November was significant for two very good reasons. Firstly it was cold, seriously cold, hopefully heralding the start of winter proper after a month of seeming indecision which saw weather conditions range from wet and mild to even wetter and milder. About time too as December Read more…

Autumn Feeder Preparation

Now that autumn has officially started I thought it a good time to give our garden bird feeders a bit of TLC. They’ve all been cleaned and topped up as well as having a few minor repairs carried out pending the inevitable onslaught of winter. It won’t be long now Read more…

Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB rather nicely sent me a reminder email last week that I’d yet to submit this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch results. Given that the count took place over a fortnight ago this seemed entirely reasonable and has prompted me into action, with this evenings ramblings the result. For those Read more…

Stunned Goldfinch

Goldfinch Drama

High drama graced our garden last night following the discovery of a grounded juvenile Goldfinch. This is not a wise move in an area plagued by feral cats and our concerns were rightly raised that were it to stay there it would not be long for this world. Physically it Read more…

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Yes it’s that time of year again when the nation comes together to conduct the biggest and longest running citizen science project the world has ever seen. Its premise is simple. During an hour of the designated weekend count the highest number of birds seen in your garden at any Read more…

Grey

#pwc2016 Up and Running

My plan for Sunday was to have a full on, dawn to dusk patch bashing extravaganza in which records would fall leaving my competitors quaking in their boots. The previous night I’d dreamt of six pointers, a premonition perhaps of the Glossy Ibis seen a few hours later though alas Read more…