Final Touches to Oak Tree nest

The blue tits have been bringing in fluff,  fur and a few small bits and pieces and seem to be putting the final touches to the nest today. They spent quite a lot… Continue reading

Exciting Fox News!

My fox visited again tonight, but as I was watching it, I was thinking that it did not look quite the same as the one that visited last night. I played back last… Continue reading

Nestbox updates

The oak tree nestbox pair have continued to bring in small amounts of grass and soft materials to line the nest today. They quite often came into the box together as well. There… Continue reading


The last few days of warm sunshine have meant that the overwintering butterflies have ‘come to life’ . I have seen a brimstone, small tortoishell and peacock in the garden over the last… Continue reading

Dovedale Visit

Yesterday I went to Dovedale, walked up to Milldale and beyond up the River Dove. Although busy at Dovedale, the further you walk from the stepping stones, the quieter it becomes and the… Continue reading

Green Box interest

I was starting to wonder whether the blue tits who bought the moss in a few days ago were going to return…. today there have been about six visits to the box…. no… Continue reading

Oak tree nest box

A much quieter day in here. I have changed the cable to this box and the image is considerably better and more consistent now. Have only had a couple of visits from the… Continue reading

Oak tree nestbox slows down

There has been less activity in the oak tree nest box today. They have come in and out a few times, but often not bringing anything in, just sitting, looking around and then… Continue reading

Odd Box Update

The blue tits have continued to be busy all morning….. but less this afternoon… to be honest I don’t think they can get much more moss in there! When the birds come in… Continue reading

Magnolia nearly in flower

I am lucky enough to have a beautiful Magnolia tree in my garden, right outside my kitchen window! The buds are just beginning to open…. another week of warm weather and it will… Continue reading