Nature Blog Network

Uist – busy winter!

Well, new year, new list so we were up and out on the 1st January having challenged ourselves to see as many species as we could during the short daylight hours. First bird of the day as it was starting to get light was a Dunnock in the garden. We had a pretty relaxing day […]

Greenfinch controls

As a ringer i always get a small thrill of excitement to find an envelope from the BTO in the post – you can recognise it immediately as “news about a ringed bird”. The one today was to tell me that one of the Greenfinches i had ringed in Shropshire in January had been re-captured […]

Shropshire – retraps, controls and garden tick

Just a few days in Shropshire as i wanted to see all the family before heading off to Greece on the 16th March. Weather cold with frosty mornings – it will be so lovely to experience warmth, blue skies and sunshine – this winter seems to have gone on for so long! Only ringed Monday […]