Category Archives: Birding Notes

Badby bird notes for August 2020 –

We’ve had bullfinches on our feeders throughout the summer this year. This has never happened so regularly before. Initially it was predominantly males, up to three at a time, with their bright red breast plumage. Occasionally a female would be … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes July 2020 –

At this time of year birds are much less visible as they recover from the breeding season or prepare for migration. Many of the birds coming to feeders are this year’s young, often identified by the fact that they haven’t … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for May 2020 –

The bluebells in Badby Woods were as beautiful as ever. The warm weather in April meant that they were at their best by the middle of that month. Due to the lockdown more people have been out and about around … Continue reading

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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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