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Benefits of Ivy

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:29 pm

Our large patch of ivy is the busiest part of the garden at the moment, ivy is great for bees and other insects now the summer flowers have gone.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ts-of-ivy/

Alex
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Hawthorn

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:53 pm

Blog about looking closely at the Hawthorn tree
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... /hawthorn/

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Sunny autumn afternoon

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:09 pm

I went back to look at the ivy again to see what was still about on an autumn afternoon.
Have a look at my blog for a photo of an Ivy bee and a film clip of a hornet eating a wasp

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ternoon-2/

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Alex
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Looking for fungi

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:23 am

The best way to learn about fungi is on an organised walk.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... for-fungi/

Alex
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Halloween and the first week of November

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:23 am

Autumn is definitely here now. I have been out on my local patch to get a few photos.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -november/

Alex
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Male Kestrel

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:56 am

While out at the local reservoir, not looking for anything in particular, I came across a male kestrel drinking from a puddle.

I quietly sat down on the ground and started to take some photos.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... e-kestrel/

Alex
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Red Kite hunting

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:12 pm

As the cool autumn day slowly warms up the 2 Red kites on my local patch begin to hunt, twisting and turning on small gusts of wind as they search the ground for food. Every so often diving down with talons open ready to grab its prey, which this time turns out to be an earth worm. Rising back up in to the sky the sun light catches on their bronze, red feathers.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... e-hunting/

Alex
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Redwings and Fieldfares

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:56 pm

As Autumn turns slowly in to Winter the number of birds along the mile long road leading out of my village increases.
The Fieldfares and Redwings have arrived in great numbers.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -redwings/

Alex
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Garden wildlife

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:58 pm

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Starlings at RSPB Otmoor

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:22 pm

Rather than the mind-blowing patterns in the sky the Starlings poured down in to the reedbeds, wave after wave, like a mini tornado, which was no less impressive.

Thousands upon thousands flowed down from the sky to the land. The beat of their wings making an undulating sound like waves on a beach.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... at-otmoor/

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