Category Archives: Sightings

Wildlife I spotted, or think I spotted, where and when.

It’s been a while

Summer 2018 seemed to last forever, Autumn came and went, Winter has almost passed, and apart from a brief record-breaking warm spell at the end of February, things seem to be on track for Spring. I have been meaning to … Continue reading

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Moorhen

While out walking and hoping to spot a water vole I noticed this moorhen sitting on her nest, something I’ve never seen before.  I tried to be as careful as I could while taking the photos but I think the … Continue reading

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Fieldflares

A recent cold spell brought quite a bit of snow which settled on the hills and in the valley, mostly covering everything in white, and remaining (along with ice and slush) for the best part of a week.  This is … Continue reading

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The Cold of Winter

So far since my previous post in October as the temperature dropped we have had a number of frosts, accompanied by ice, snow, and the occasional mist.  Wildlife in the garden looks to be coping, with sightings of blackbirds, coal … Continue reading

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Batty for Autumn

A brief explore out in the garden after sunset this evening was initially a little disappointing – no hedgehogs, no bats, nothing, despite the very mild weather for mid-October thanks to a tropical storm coming in off the Atlantic this … Continue reading

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A little visitor

Just a short report on what the trail camera saw at the hedgehog house.  I set it to 24 hours mode with video and photos, the photos were a little underwhelming (they usually are when it is in video and … Continue reading

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Summer fun

It has been a funny old year so far, with personal difficulties and changes taking up much of my time.  I am attempting to split my spare time between hobbies and interests old and new, including wildflower surveys, gardening (still … Continue reading

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Ratty!

Today I spotted a water vole as it plopped into the ditch by a field, it swam through a tunnel under a field entrance and stood on a small ledge at the other side, watching to see what I would … Continue reading

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First Hedgehog Sighting

A couple of weeks ago I moved the trap camera to a new location in the garden in the hope of picking up a hedgehog on a route they have frequently walked in previous years, at first there was nothing, … Continue reading

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The frogs are back in town

At the weekend we paid a visit to Dalby Forest, along one of the walks were some boggy ponds that have appeared since we had quite a lot of rain recently; these ponds were full of croaking frogs!  This was … Continue reading

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