Monthly Archives: February 2015

Green Woodpecker – video

Sue Marshall recently filmed a Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) on the lawn near her house in Bramcote….

It’s a nice clip of the impressive bird displaying a very characteristic behaviour – digging in the turf for ants.  Thanks to Sue for sending in the video.

 

Bulwell Beasty Hotel

I’ve admired simple pallet-based “invertebrate hotels” at a couple of locations before.   Here’s another – albeit in need of some renovation – at the excellent Bulwell Forest Community Garden :

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As ever, it’s good to see space being made for enhancing habitat for invertebrates.

Long-Tailed Tits

Another fine photo from Nic Cairns – this time a great image of some Long-Tailed Tits (Aegithalos caudatus) enjoying a bird-feeder in a garden in St.Ann’s…..

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Feeding birds can make a real difference to the success of garden birds in winter, and is a great way to attract birds to your garden.  There are some good sources of advice on feeding HERE and HERE.

 

Snowdrops….

One of the earliest harbingers of spring….

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Thanks to Nic Cairns for the photo, taken at Ecoworks Community Garden.