Archive of: Birds Wildlife

  • Species of the day: House Martin

    Species of the day: House Martin

    The delicate House Martin is a remarkably small bird, roughly the size of a Goldfinch. Along with the Swallow, it is without doubt one of our most welcomed spring arrivals

  • Species of the day: Sparrowhawk

    Species of the day: Sparrowhawk

    There can be few birds that portray a more spellbinding intensity than a Sparrowhawk, one of our mightiest aerial ambush predators

  • Species of the day: Jay

    Species of the day: Jay

    The magnificent Jay may well be regarded as one of Britain’s finest looking birds, markedly at odds with the rest of its family

  • Species of the day: Tawny Owl

    Species of the day: Tawny Owl

    The Tawny is by far and away our most numerous nocturnal bird of prey, heard regularly, but in stark contrast, seen far less often.

  • Species of the day: Bullfinch

    Species of the day: Bullfinch

    There can surely be few sights more wonderful in a British hedgerow or garden than that of a beautifully resplendent Bullfinch

  • Species of the day: Goldcrest

    Species of the day: Goldcrest

    The Goldcrest is simply tiny, just 9cm long and weighing between five to ten times less than a Starling

  • Species of the day: Swallow

    Species of the day: Swallow

    The Swallow is a fabulous indicator of seasonal change and is perhaps our most welcomed avian migrant

  • The Raven

    The Raven

    Michael Blencowe blog on Ravens in Lewes

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