Archive of: April, 2020

  • Species of the day: Blue Tit

    26 April 2020

    Species of the day: Blue Tit

    With vividly bright plumage and a personable nature, the tiny Blue Tit is one of our most recognisable garden birds

     
  • Species of the day: Ivy-leaved Toadflax

    25 April 2020

    Species of the day: Ivy-leaved Toadflax

    The charming Ivy-leaved Toadflax isn’t a native British species, having thought to have hitched a ride on imported Italian sculptures and first recorded living wild in 1640.

     
  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-nine

    25 April 2020

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-nine

    Back Garden Bird Race #4 - with a short guide to our commonest garden singers. And Frank Sinatra.

     
  • Species of the day: Large Red Damselfly

    24 April 2020

    Species of the day: Large Red Damselfly

    Damselflies and Dragonflies are without doubt one of the most successful orders of animals that exist on the planet. Typically the first of them to be spotted in spring is the rather stunning Large Red Damselfly

     
  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-eight

    24 April 2020

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-eight

    There aint no bee flies like a bee-fly flies

     
  • Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    23 April 2020

    Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    According to the World Health Organisation, noise pollution affects over 100 million people in Europe – so the effects of noise pollution on wildlife must be monumental. Why then when it gets quiet in urban areas, have seagulls decided to go elsewhere rather than enjoying the silence?

     
  • Species of the day: Kestrel

    23 April 2020

    Species of the day: Kestrel

    It’s thought-provoking to consider that a mere half century ago the Common Kestrel was likely to be the only Bird of Prey regularly seen across Britain

     
  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-seven

    23 April 2020

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-seven

    At last! My first Orange-tip of the year. Spring is officially here.

     
  • Species of the day: Ground-Ivy

    22 April 2020

    Species of the day: Ground-Ivy

    Ground-ivy is a beautifully proportioned and supremely common perennial herb of the mint family, but bears no relation to true Ivy

     
  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-six

    22 April 2020

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-six

    I check in on the fox cubs under the neighbour’s shed.

     
  • Blackbird - Bird Song

    22 April 2020

    Blackbird - Bird Song

    The Blackbird is perhaps more familiar to us than any other bird, surely the species we associate most closely with our gardens

     
  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-five

    21 April 2020

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day Thirty-five

    In which I go crazy with a drill and make some accommodation for my garden bees.