All posts tagged "birds"

  • Our Patch: Buzzards, Bees & Berries

    When you have a dog that doesn’t get along with other dogs, you are always on the look out for some poor pooch approaching in the hope of making friends. Whilst I was looking across the farmer’s...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Our Patch: True Colours – Mellow Yellow

    When I tell people I write a column about UK wildlife, I usually get the same reaction: Firstly a smile and “Ooh that’s interesting,” followed by a pause, a bit of thought, and then – “But what...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Never Mind the Buzzards

    For those who are fed up of columns about birds, I apologise! I have had such a brilliant week for one of our avian residents, I can’t help but crow (sorry) about it. For a while I...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Let It Snow

    There are some very excited little people in our house. The forecast keeps threatening snow, and every morning before we can breakfast, the curtains have to be opened to see if there are blankets of white powder...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Results – of a Sort

    Well, after buying extra mealworms, putting food in every conceivable bird-friendly location, and encouraging just about everybody I know to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, it was with great trepidation we sat in the...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Homebirds

    In preparation for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, the children and I have been looking at the feeders and garden in general to see what is about. There is something just so endearing watching three...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Feed the Birds

    Winter can be a fantastic time to encounter wildlife at close quarters by inviting it into our gardens. The hard ground makes it difficult for birds such as blackbirds and starlings to probe the soil for worms...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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  • Our Patch: Red Sky at Night…

    I can’t decide whether or not our proximity to industry is what causes these recent “Flash Gordon” sunrises and sunsets, but they are glorious! Prescot Online has been inundated with beautiful examples of these streaked red skies...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Jack Frost Arrives

    Before we can leave the house in the summer months, there is a mad dash for sunscreen and sun hats. It adds an extra 10 minutes onto the time it takes us to get to school, and...

    • Posted December 4, 2013
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  • Our Patch: Tips for Identifying Wildlife

    Alas, as winter approaches, the weather has been fairly grim over the last week, and apart from a few hours of early morning sunshine, my walks have had a resoundingly soggy edge to them. The few chances...

    • Posted November 19, 2013
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