Category Archives: Wild Birds


While the Lion King was absorbing 95% of my energies, a small part of my brain was observing the reluctant spring.  There were two warm days, but mostly we get cold, cold winds, often very strong, and quite a lot … Continue reading

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Nutcracker Wars Continue

The Clarke’s Nutcracker wars continue.  There are two wars: I am warring with him, and he is warring with himself. After the last post a couple of people wrote, and a website  said, that such territorial behaviour by birds can … Continue reading

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Spring Migration

The air is full of flying geese, precursers of the spring migration.  The redpolls instantly disappeared, but there are still one or two pine grosbeaks: they live here year round. The hot weather brought a lot of “firsts.” First robing … Continue reading

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The Equinox has brought us more dreary weather.  And now it is the mud season.One sinks ankle deep into the surface mud; the water has nowhere to go as the underlying ground is still frozen.In the last couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring!

REDWING BLACKBIRDS! Pussy willows!Big chunks of the river are going out.We’re certainly getting more sun now, but the weather is still very mixed. My first human visitor of the year (apart from the men who ploughed my road – they … Continue reading

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