Category: Wildlife

Roe Deer Sightings

Lyndon, working upstairs, saw an animal coming down the field at the back of our house. This is not unusual as people walk their dogs through this field, although there is no footpath. Initially he couldn’t work out what it was, then

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Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Working in the garden today I have seen a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. It was feeding on the valerian, hovering like a Hummingbird and putting its long tongue into the flowers to feed. Every few seconds moving onto the next flower. I have

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A Thrush’s Garden Visit

A friend was noticing lots of snail shells in their back garden and on their driveway. They saw a baby Thrush being taught how to get the snail from the shell, which usually involves smashing the snail shell on a hard surface

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Cuckoo, Cuckoo

I was awake before 5am listening to the dawn chorus. I still can’t quite believe I heard it. It is the first time since I lived in Suffolk, sixteen years ago, that I have heard one. A Cuckoo, it only cuckooed twice.

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Wonderwool Drive

The drive to Wonderwool takes about an hour. So having a wonderful day we had a lovely drive to Builth Wells and back home. It was a sunny day although started out cool. The South Shropshire Hills were stunning as were the

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Spring Marches On

We have had a few sunny days which make everything in nature burst into life. We have had the odd rainy day which, of course, helps. The daffodils are now past their best but there is so much out there to look

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Day Flying Bat

Today we saw a bat flying around the house during the day. We often see them flying at night and they have been about regularly for a week now. This was the first time either of us had seen one in the

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Powis Castle Parkland

The sun has been shining brightly and the day time temperature has been in the high teens. Friends of mine decided to make the most of the good weather with a trip to Powis Castle. As they drove up to the car

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Dragonfly Hotspot

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows was the first designated Dragonfly Hotspot in England. It is an initiative first set up by The British Dragonfly Society in 2014 with places in Scotland first being awarded this designation, Dragonfly Hotspot. Dragonfly

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Nuthatchs are a distinctive bird which we often see at Folly View,  particularly over the winter months. They are recognised by their blue-grey back and wings, Amber under parts with a striking black eye strip and bill. Nuthatch rarely travel far from

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