Category Archives: Birding Notes

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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Badby bird notes for September –

Our house martin nest successfully produced a second brood at the beginning of September. There is little sign of the visiting summer migrants around the village now. I did recently hear a chiffchaff singing though. There is little bird song … Continue reading

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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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