Butterflies and Moths

The no mow section of the garden continues to pay dividends, with several garden firsts this week. I was luck enough to see this Common Blue butterfly A Small Skipper has been flying around too And a gorgeous Ringlet The … Continue reading

Moth Night

This weekend was the annual running of Moth Night. It's designed to get people more interested in moths with lots of events around the country. If you've seen any of my blog posts before, you'll know I need little excuse … Continue reading

Hatchings

It appears to have been a week of hatching here. The Robin eggs have hatched! They appeared to hatch on Friday. Not sure how many there are yet though, it's quite difficult to tell from the photo. It looks like … Continue reading

No Mow Pays Off

For the last two years I haven't being mowing, just strips so there are paths to walk around the garden. It's now really paying off with an increase in the numbers and variety of insects and wildflowers in the garden. … Continue reading

Another Nest and Some Hawks

The Robin has definitely decided to nest again! A day or two after the chicks fledged, she came and pulled out some of the old nest, and then made another cup. I wasn't sure that she would nest again so … Continue reading

More Fledging

After exactly 14 days the robins have fledged. All of a sudden they decided to go on Thursday lunchtime. One decided it would return after an hour, but left again shortly afterwards. Shall I go? A video of them leaving … Continue reading

Fledged

The blue tits have left! Tuesday lunch time they decided it was time to go. Not the most successful fledging I've seen but they all made it out and to safety. Some fluttered, some dropped like stones, one even had … Continue reading

Nest Updates

The Robin chicks have hatched! We’re not entirely sure how many chicks there are but there are at least 4. I managed to sneak in to get a quick photo of them. This is some highlights of them hatching, some … Continue reading

Growing Chicks, Sitting Robin and A Little Thorn

The best find of the week was spotted by my wife as it flew into the house. It turned out to be a Little Thorn, listed as nationally scarce, so a nice one to get. The blue tits have been … Continue reading

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