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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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The Wildlife Garden in November

November started with quite windy and wet weather at times with successive storms coming through Shropshire from the west. However actual temperatures were quite mild even if the wind seemed to be freezing cold at times!  It was a very … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in October

The weather in South Shropshire during the first week of October was, as expected, very autumnal, with overnight rain and cool mornings, but often lovely bright, sunny afternoons.  Our local brown hares were seen several times in a nearby field … Continue reading

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The Wildlife Garden in September

September began with some sunny spells at the start of the month but temperatures in South Shropshire were low. A few of the young mallard ducks that bred on our wildlife pond were still with us, but trying out their … Continue reading

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