A badger cub & painted lady in pollinator paradise!

Yew View looked simply stunning in the sunshine this week. Everything is bursting into flower and it is, quite literally, a pollinator’s paradise! The wild flower meadow we planted last year is looking… Continue reading

May ‘NestEnders’ update in my patch

As we near the end of May, we begin to move out of the busiest nesting period in my garden. Most of my cameras are on tit boxes and I have had blue… Continue reading

Our Yew View owlet in the Press!

Our Yew View owlet’s dramatic exit from the nest box was featured today in The Daily Mail online and on Yahoo News! Tomorrow, we will see if it has reached any of the… Continue reading

Jackdaw and Blue tit chicks get ringed in my garden……

This afternoon Ben, from Brewood Ringers, came over to ring some of the new arrivals in my patch. Ringing involves putting a small, uniquely numbered ring on the bird’s leg. Why ring a… Continue reading

My Bushnell captures my Garden Tawny …….

My female tawny is doing a grand job. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, the male disappeared some weeks ago and she is attempting to raise the 2 remaining owlets on… Continue reading

Branched owlet Photoshoot at Yew View…

When I arrived at Yew View this week, the first thing I did was to head out to see if I could locate the owlets. With both now out in the trees, I… Continue reading

Nest News in my Patch……

I have been somewhat absorbed with the tawnies at YewView and, as processing and uploading footage takes so long, I have not been as diligent with my own cameras at home. I have… Continue reading

Swallows and Pied Wagtails…

With so much of my time focused on the tawnies at Yew View, I had failed to notice a pied wagtail once again, take up residence in one of the swallow ups upstairs… Continue reading

Major Yew View Owlet Dramas!

It has been a busy few weeks at Yew View. I was not on site last week, due to my commitments down in London at WWF and Bushnell. Whilst down in Chessington, for… Continue reading

I open the WWF Wildlife Garden in Woking

This week, I was honoured to cut the ribbon and officially open the new Wildlife Garden at The Living Planet Centre; the WWF’s headquarters down in Woking. This building was opened in 2013 and is a ‘state… Continue reading