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Review of 2016

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:14 pm

It was very interesting to look back over the past year.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... w-of-2016/

Hope you enjoy my blog

Happy New Year

Alex
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Catching up with my garden wildlife

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:12 pm

Latest blog about my garden wildlife

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -wildlife/

Alex
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Nearby rookery

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:32 pm

I spent an hour after school yesterday taking some photos of my local rookery
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... y-rookery/

Alex
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Reconnecting with the badgers

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:26 pm

The badgers haven't been very active lately with all the cold weather but the trail camera filmed all of them so now I know they are all ok and surviving the winter.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... e-badgers/

I made a short film of them which is on my blog

Alex
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Big garden Birdwatch 2017

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:07 pm

This will be my third year of joining in with the RSPB Bird Garden Birdwatch.
I didn't realise it had been going on since 1979!
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... atch-2017/
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Brown Rat

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:06 am

The Brown rat – Rattus norvegicus, also known as the common rat, the street rat or the sewer rat is not everyones favourite mammal but you have to admire them.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... brown-rat/

Thanks for looking at my blog
Alex
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Polecat, badgers and a Fox

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:47 pm

'I was really excited and surprised to find a clip of a Polecat on my trail camera. I have seen a couple of Polecats dead on the road a few miles from my house, but I didn’t know one lived so close.'

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... and-a-fox/

Alex
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Signs of Spring

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:58 pm

It's half term and Spring is slowly making an appearance https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ring-2017/

Alex
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Visiting barn owl and Storm Doris

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:34 am

I was really excited to find out a Barn owl had been spending time in my garden. Plus a little about the effects of Storm Doris on my local patch.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... orm-doris/

Check out a Youtube clip I've put together

Thanks
Alex
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First days of March 2017

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:13 pm

The first of March is the beginning of the meteorological Spring, in the shelter from the wind and with the sunshine this afternoon, the air held the promise of warmer days to come.

Across my local patch, the farmers are busy ploughing. The sky is full of gulls, their white wings in contrast with the dark earth of the newly ploughed fields. More and more poured through the sky and across the fields, I wonder how they let each other know that there is plough going on and therefore an easy meal.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -of-march/

Thanks for looking
Alex
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