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  • Species of the day: Goldfinch

    Species of the day: Goldfinch

    The UK’s Goldfinch population has pretty much doubled in the last fifty years, now heard commonly in around two thirds of gardens across the country. In fact, it’s our gardens that have undoubtedly been the key to its recent success.

  • Moth Blog 2

    Moth Blog 2

    Clear, cold and frosty nights have been hampering our garden moth trap, but things are improving

  • Species of the day: Grey Squirrel

    Species of the day: Grey Squirrel

    There probably couldn’t be a more contentious animal amongst UK wildlife than the Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).

  • Species of the day: Hairy-footed Flower Bee

    Species of the day: Hairy-footed Flower Bee

    These Flower Bees are certainly characterful - the males in particular zip around at inordinate speed, interspersing that with bouts of immaculate hovering

  • Robin - Bird Song

    Robin - Bird Song

    We may love the Robin, but there’s something about them that belies their general demeanour - they’re viciously territorial. The life of the Robin is on average fairly short, with mortality amongst birds particularly high owing to fierce clashes.

  • Species of the day: Buzzard

    Species of the day: Buzzard

    The Common Buzzard has in recent years displaced the Kestrel as the UK’s most widely distributed and observed raptor species - it can now be seen in every county.

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