Monthly Archives: February 2014

26th Feb 2014 Cromford Canal

A quick visit to Cromford Canal produced 11 Little Grebes (5 and a half pairs!) between the warf and HPJunction, along with the usual other denizens, but sadly no Water Voles which we were hoping to see. I remember the … Continue reading

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22nd February 2014

Spring maybe in the air, a female Siskin arrived on the feeders today, a sign of passage? Half a dozen Bramblings are still knocking around too. The single patch of Snowdrops that grow in the garden are in flower as … Continue reading

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20th February Garden

Finally today we acquired a small group of Brambling, around 5 birds were present on and off through out the day. A mild sunny afternoon also produced the first Bumble Bee of the year, a Bombus terrestris queen.   I … Continue reading

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16th Feb 2014 “Flora Butterbum”

We were heading up to County Durham this weekend as we were going to the National Railway Museum in Shildon to see the “Great Goodbye” which was the final time the amazing A4 pacific steam loco’s were to be together … Continue reading

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6th Feb… Garden

Well it may be a crap pic but it does document the first Brambling of the year in the garden. This winter has been the worst for this species since we began to attract them annually. Other species over the … Continue reading

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Garden etc

Not a lot happening in the garden so far this year. No Bramblings yet. Up the road on Crich Lane though a friend has 50+ in his garden and a Blackcap…. I think he has kidnapped our birds LOL.   … Continue reading

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