Category Archives: Birding Notes

Badby Nature –

Richard Piner reports: I have set up a Facebook group called Badby Nature and a WhatsApp group with the same name. These are for anyone to record anything interesting they’ve seen in the way of birds, flowers, butterflies etc. around … Continue reading

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Badby Bird Notes for March 2020 –

March is always a good month for the variety of birds that come into village gardens. In our garden so far this month, we’ve seen blackbird, blue tit, chaffinch, coal tit, collared dove, dunnock, goldfinch, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, … Continue reading

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Badby Bird Notes for January 2020 –

I have been keeping weekly records of maximum counts of each species seen in the garden for over eleven years. This is to provide data for the British Trust for Ornithology as part of their Garden Birdwatch scheme to track … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for November 2019

With the advent of colder weather more birds are using gardens and garden feeders for a source of food. Two birds that have been in and around our garden recently are nuthatch (left) and treecreeper  (below). Nuthatches are regular users … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for August 2019 –

Two people separately asked me, in the last few days, if the small birds flying around above the village in good numbers were swallows or swifts. In fact, they were nearly all house martins, perhaps including the ones that had … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for July 2019 –

We’ve had young of both great spotted and green woodpecker in our garden recently. They are both easily distinguished from their parents. A young great spotted woodpecker has an all red crown. The adult male only has a small area … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes – June 2019 –

Young blue tits have fledged from one of our nest boxes in the last two weeks and are now amongst a variety of young birds we’re seeing in the garden. These include coal tit, great tit, greenfinch and goldfinch. Sadly, … Continue reading

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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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