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The Garden Wildlife in April

April was a month of great contrasts in South Shropshire as we experienced the warm and bright conditions that most of the country was favoured with, but there were also high winds at times, cooler days and a little rain, … Continue reading

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March Garden Wildlife

Here in the South Shropshire Hills Spring can arrive rather later than in some other parts of the UK. My garden is elevated and exposed to westerly winds blowing across the Long Mynd and other Stretton Hills towards my house, … Continue reading

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Swallows or Wrens?

There is a lot of bird activity around my garden at the moment with tits and finches┬ácolouring up, plus there is plenty of territorial squabbling going on. Early mornings are now a symphony of thrushes singing, wood pigeons cooing, goldfinches … Continue reading

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February in a Wildlife Garden

February was a month of contrasting weather. At times it was remarkably mild with wintery sunshine here in South Shropshire, but at the end of the month storm Doris hit us with a vengeance. Thankfully there was little real damage … Continue reading

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January in a Wildlife Garden

January saw an influx of birds into the garden here as we saw more movement of flocks of winter birds in the fields round about us. Species such as starlings, linnets and redwings, which are unusual visitors to the garden … Continue reading

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