Category Archives: Birding Notes

Badby Bird Notes – late March 2019 –

Going for a walk around the woods a week after my last visit, when I saw no bluebells out, I now saw hundreds of them: no carpet of blue yet but easy to spot flowers in several parts of the … Continue reading

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Badby Bird Notes for Feb / March 2019 –

A walk around Badby Woods on a sunny morning in the middle of March reveals a carpet of bluebell plants but, not surprisingly, no flowers yet.  Some spring flowers are in evidence though. A few lesser celandines and wood anemones … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for January 2019 –

As temperatures start to drop to what would be expected in January, the number of birds visiting our feeders is increasing. The majority are tits, with groups of long-tailed tits particularly keen on the fat balls. There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for October 2018 – 

This is a quiet time of year for birds in the garden as there is plenty of food available elsewhere. Most of the feeder visits are from blue, great and coal tits with marauding jackdaws and the occasional magpie trying … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for July 2018 –

Butterflies, rather than birds, have been noticeable around the village during the long summer heatwave. After seeing hardly any butterflies in our garden up until about the middle of June, there have been a huge variety of species seen including … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes,  June 2018 –

There are lots of young birds around at the moment. The feeders in our garden have attracted juvenile robins, blue, coal and great tits, greenfinch and goldfinch. More recently the back lawn has been host to several very tame, newly … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for April 2018

Siskins continued to appear in our garden until about half way through April. They probably thought it was still winter! I couldn’t find any bluebells out in Badby Woods in early April but the recent spell of warm weather has … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for February 2018 –

For the last month we have had a flock of about a dozen siskins regularly sitting in the plum tree in our front garden. They make a great deal of noise and pay regular visits to the bird feeders. There … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for Jan / Feb 2018 –

 The hawfinch, a finch with a huge bill capable of cracking cherry stones, is usually rarely seen in this country and hardly at all in this area. However, this winter there has been an ‘irruption’ of the species with large … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for November 2017 –

One or two red admiral butterflies appeared in our garden at the start of November but that was the last of any memories of summer and warm weather. Since we started getting cold days in November, there has been a … Continue reading

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