A Quick End Of Year Review

Paiçandu online dating i märsta What a year, things didn’t go quite as planned due to operations going wrong and then taking a long time to recover, so trips were limited and the target for the number of birds in the year was out of reach. This year will be different! Blogs and Website updates have been thin on the ground so big apologies, lots more next year. My Patch is developing nicely and am going to expand it, lots of plans to implement.

This to one side it was still a fabulous year. Blue Tits nested again, and I’m inundated and obsessed with hedgehogs. The garden appears to have 14 hogs and we currently have 5 over-wintering with us.

My bogey bird was the bittern, and finally we saw one at Slimbridge (on the 3rd attempt).

Bittern Close Up

Slimbridge put a copy of my photo on their website 🙂

Henry the hedgehog was found in our garden and became our first rescue. He was an autumn juvenile and needed help

Henry Ball

We have also released some hedgehogs from Cardiff Hedgehog Rescue – This is Church being released

A Taste of Freedom

This is Horatio who is staying with us over-winter

Horatio

Finally we had a garden first today!!!!

New Garden Bird

Lots of ideas for next year, I want to blog more and develop the website more. I’ve added more cameras to the garden and am streaming them to the website. Check my tweets as well @TheLilacGrove as I do a lot on there too. I now have a trail cam so am going to see what I get along the river and the allotment, I’m after Fox and Badger (and hopefully Otter, but more than likely Mink)

The Bird Year list is back on, I aim to clear 200 at least (only made 157 this year)

Have a Happy New Year and may your wildlife experiences be amazing!