Birdwatching

Wonders of the Waxwings

Wonders of the Waxwings

The Northerners Waxwings remind us of the punks of the bird world. Not because of their inappropriate behaviour or dressing room demands, but because of their beautiful Mohawks, or crests as they are officially called. Waxwings are small, chunky birds with short little legs and […]

It’s Not Just Cuckoos That Fly South For The Winter

It’s Not Just Cuckoos That Fly South For The Winter

Autumn is one of the busiest times of year for many wild birds as they fly to warmer climates where they are guaranteed a plentiful supply of food. Although we lose many of our summer visitors including Swallows, House Martins, Warblers and Flycatchers, their place […]

Wildlife On The Farm – July 2018

Wildlife On The Farm – July 2018

Seems ages since writing the last snippets with the summer break but plenty to mention this month. Lots of new arrivals on the farm over the past couple of months. Firstly on the first of June last year the Shelducks had 9 ducklings, which was […]

Wildlife On The Farm – June 2018

Wildlife On The Farm – June 2018

Just got back from a visit to the farm lake. Although it was dull and overcast there were loads of birds feeding on, around or above the lake. Feeding on or in the water were Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mute swans, Tufted duck, Mallard and […]

Wildlife On The Farm – May 2018

Wildlife On The Farm – May 2018

Lots of wildlife activity at the moment especially bird life. Most of the Summer visitors are with us now. I haven’t heard a Cuckoo in the village yet but heard and see one at Maulden Heath. Loads of Swallows and House and Sand Martins seen […]

Our Brush With The Corn Bunting

Our Brush With The Corn Bunting

Have you heard of the Corn Bunting? Corn Buntings are notoriously plump, brown & white flecked birds with a quintessentially British name! The name derives from its preference for nesting and feeding in lowland farmland.¬†Seeds, cereal grains, and freshly sown crops are the Corn Buntings […]