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The Wildlife Garden and Beyond…

Chough September was a rather beautiful, mild month with quite a lot of warm sunny weather here in South Shropshire.  There were several chiffchaffs here at the beginning of the first week, feeding around the garden in the warm sunny … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in August

Wall Brown The first day of August was hot and sunny here in my wildlife garden in Shropshire and the swallows that were nesting in our front porch were very active and preparing for their second brood.  The garden was … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in July

The Big Meadow The month of July began with very poor weather in South Shropshire at the start of the first week, but at least there were plenty of birds around the garden to compensate, especially large numbers of juvenile … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in June

The first week of June brought plenty of juvenile birds to the garden and one particular blue tit, nesting in a hole in the old hawthorn behind the pond, was seen catching damselflies and taking them back to the chicks!  … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in May

Blackcap singing in the Hawthorn Hedge  At the beginning of May, South Shropshire experienced what was a very miserable May Day holiday with pouring rain and blustery high winds for the whole of the day, and the wet and windy … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in April

The start of April was disappointingly cold and overcast and not at all spring-like, but as the week progressed things began to warm up a little.  A reminder of more wintery conditions were still with us in the form of … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in March

Lesser Redpoll The weather in South Shropshire was very damp and cool at the beginning of the first week of March and, as expected, there were lots of birds around the garden especially siskins, and two lesser redpolls were frequently … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in February

Primroses flowering in the February snow As you might expect as we approached the end of winter, the weather was cold and overcast in the South Shropshire Hills at the beginning of February.  It was very windy here at times … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in January

The beginning of the new year was very cold here in South Shropshire and snowy but intermittently bright weather persisted for the whole of the first week.  The local female sparrowhawk, now a very regular visitor, was seen daily, either … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in December

The first week of December was bright and quite cold in South Shropshire with a very heavy frost on the first of the month.  There were still plenty of goldfinches feeding around the garden and a single male house sparrow … Continue reading

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