Category Archives: Birding Notes

Badby bird notes for June/July 2017

The house martins from the nest under our eaves have now fledged and we’re waiting to see if the parents will start on a second brood.  Other young birds in and around the garden have included blackbird, robin, song thrush, … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes  May 2017 –

Spring is in full swing with most summer migrants having arrived. Willow warblers, notable for their almost complete absence around Badby in recent years, have been heard singing around the village and in the woods. Other warblers to join the … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for March 2017 –

In early March we had three siskins and two redpolls around the feeders for a couple of days. Other than that, a highlight has been the continual presence for several weeks of a pair of long-tailed tits which are constantly … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for February 2017

Highlights around our garden have included a sizeable flock of about a dozen greenfinches which has meant that the feeders have been emptying very quickly! At the start of the year we had an occasional visit from a male blackcap and … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for December 2016 –

December has seen a good variety of birds visiting our garden. As well as the usual blue, great and coal tits, robin, dunnock and chaffinch, we have had regular visits from greenfinch, bullfinch and goldcrest. More out of the ordinary, … Continue reading

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Badby Bird Notes for November 2016 –

Fieldfare and redwing, thrushes from Scandinavia that spend the winter in Britain, can now be seen feeding on berries and flying overhead – noisily in the case of fieldfares with their loud, chattering calls. Another visitor from Scandinavia, the waxwing, … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for August 2016 –

On an evening walk at the end of August, we saw a family of four roe deer in one of the fields adjacent to Badby Woods as well as another pair nearby.  In previous weeks a single deer had often … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for July 2016 –

Families of young tits have been visiting our feeders, notably great tit, blue tit and coal tit. We’ve also had regular visits from great-spotted woodpeckers including male (small amount of red on back of head) female (no red on head) … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for May 2016 – 

Summer migrants have now arrived with swallow, house martin, swift and whitethroat joining the early arrivals – chiffchaff and blackcap. I’ve heard one willow warbler but, sadly, no cuckoo. The nearest to Badby I’ve heard or seen a cuckoo is … Continue reading

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Badby bird notes for March 2016 – 

Spring changes are well underway by the end of March. Plenty of bluebells are coming out in the woods and other spring woodland flowers have also appeared. In the last few weeks we’ve had a noticeable increase in finches on … Continue reading

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