Category Archives: A-Z Challenge

(A-Z) Great Tit

Although I was heading to Hilton Gravel Pits to see a Great-spotted Woodpecker, I had seen one on the way so now I was just out for a lovely walk.  The sunshine had waned and it was now a dusky … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Great-spotted Woodpecker

They are not uncommon, but I haven’t seen a Great-spotted Woodpecker for a while.  Last year, in my old house, I once had three fighting over the bird-feeder. I figured it was because I wasn’t looking for them, and I … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Brambling

It is 11 months since I started trying see a brambling, and back then I missed my chance before they migrated.  I have been meaning to go back to them since the Autumn, but haven’t got round to it till … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Goldfinch

I don’t have official figures at hand, but I am sure numbers of goldfinch must have increases in the past 5 years.  It was about then that I first saw one, having wanted to for a long time. I was … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Goldcrest

Almost a year ago, when I moved into this house, I would see a goldcrest in the tree in my garden every morning. I was hoping it would return this winter, but sadly it has not so this challenge was … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Garden Warbler Migration

Almost by definition, seeing a fieldfare will mean that the garden warblers have migrated, not that it would be easy find anyway! So I am moving past it.  This does, however, mean that I need to go back to Brambling … Continue reading

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(A-Z) Fieldfare

I can remember the first time I saw a fieldfare. I had never even heard of it before and for a moment I thought the grey unfamiliar head poking out of the holly bush might have been a waxwing, which … Continue reading

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