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Starling murmuration at Otmoor

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:34 pm

One of the best sights this time of year is a starling murmuration and luckily there is a great place to see them on my local patch

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

Alex
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After school

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 pm

This time last month the sun was setting around 3.45pm. Today it set at roughly 4.30pm. This has meant that I can start getting in a bit of photography after school.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... terschool/

Alex
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Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 pm

I was lucky enough to photograph both a fox and a Barn owl this weekend

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -the-snow/

Alex
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Sparrow roost

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:04 am

The House sparrow number in my garden have been steadily growing over the past couple of years.

Every evening about 12 of them roost in a laurel tree in my garden.

I thought I would do something different and record their chattering and gossiping.

Please have a look at my blog to hear the recording.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... row-roost/
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Best Big Garden Bird Watch so far

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:45 pm

I've been taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch for a few years now, but this was definitely the best one so far.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ch-so-far/

Thank

Alex
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Visit to London

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:40 pm

I spent Thursday and Friday last week up in London. In my free time I got a chance to check out the wildlife in St James’s park.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... to-london/

Alex
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Badgers in February

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm

After a few nights of hard frosts and minus 3 degrees or below, Thursday night was the first night that it was slightly warmer and rained, this meant that the badger sett was pretty busy.

It’s amazing to think that anytime soon this years badger cubs will be born.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -february/

Alex
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National Nestbox week

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:22 pm

National Nest Box Week runs each year from 14-21 February.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -box-week/

Thanks for looking

Alex
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Thermal Imaging Camera

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:57 pm

Over the weekend I had a chance to borrow a thermal imaging camera.
https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... ng-camera/

Alex
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If you go down to the woods today - February

Postby Appletonwildlifediary » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:56 pm

February's - If you go down to the woods today - in 50 words

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress ... -february/

Each month I write about what you can find in our local woods in 50 words for my village website.

Alex
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