Hatching

The weather has been pretty gruesome this week. Gales and rain, so things have been quite slow. The major news however was the hatching of the Blue Tit eggs. They hatched on Thursday and have grown very quickly! A total … Continue reading

The Power of Pi

I quite like pie, and I quite like raspberries, combine them, add cream and wow! Delete an E or call it 3.14159 and you get something even better – the Raspberry Pi! The Raspberry Pi is a small computer but … Continue reading

It’s Hedgehog Awareness Week

I love hedgehogs! You'd probably already guessed, but it needed saying again! To celebrate the mighty spiky things and to help raise awareness of these fantastic animals and the desperate plight they are in, it's their special week. So why … Continue reading

Dawn Chorus and Late Nights

A lot has been going on this week so I'm going to split this into a few posts this week. The 4th of May, as well as Star Wars Day, was International Dawn Chorus Day. I set up a digital … Continue reading

A Tale of 2 Nests

Things have taking an exciting turn. Not only have the blue tits started incubating, but a blackbird has built a nest and laid 4 eggs so far and is incubating them. I managed to get a cam on the blackbird … Continue reading

Everything’s Emerging

It's getting busier here now with lots of hedgehogs appearing in the garden. The health checks will have to start now. I've already seen some returnees that I recognise. The hedgehog takes out a worm at the start of the … Continue reading

The Sun Came Out!

The weather has changed a bit here, sunny but still chilly at night. This has prompted some changes in the garden at last. The Blue Tits have been adding dog hair (that we leave out especially) to their nest and … Continue reading

Warning – May Contain Beetles (And Hogs and Blue Tits)

Heather the Hedeghog was released back to the wild this week. I'm always filled with mixed emotions at this time, but it's why I do it, it's great to see them back where they belong. Heather leaving We watched her … Continue reading

2 Blue Tits, Hogs and Earth Hour

The blue tits have started to build their nest in the normal nest box. But, this year something a bit different has happened. They always build in the same one that the female roosts in overnight. Once they started building … Continue reading

In Limbo

Well, spring has ground to a halt here. Cold temperatures over night have put paid to anything really changing here in the last week. Still no sign of any hedgehogs (maybe they knew the cold was coming!) and insect numbers … Continue reading