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The Caching Coal Tit
Latest News The Caching Coal Tit

Coal Tits are a fairly regular visitor to most garden feeding stations, with the exception of areas with few trees and in particular few conifers – where we are in the Lincolnshire Fens being a good

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Climate change and food availability improves Blackcap population
Latest News Climate change and food availability improves Blackcap population

There’s been a great piece in the news this week – which even made the BBC news homepage – about how Blackcaps have shifted their European migration route to exploit the food we put out for bird

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Latest News The intriguing glimmer of a glow worm by Andrew Cooper

What a year so far!  Summer at Church Farm in Devon was blissfully hot and dry until August arrived. Butterflies and bees flourished on the abundance of wild flowers bursting in the meadows. Our bird

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Latest News Attracting winter songbird migrants to your garden

This is a subject we’ve covered in previous years, but it always seems popular so we’re revisiting it again. So, for a start off, we’re really talking about two groups of birds here: The specie

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Latest News Barn Owl Update from Nicholas Watts

Barn Owl Bonanza 2014 has been a fantastic season for Barn Owls in South Lincolnshire, broods of 6 have been quite common and we have had several pairs rearing second broods. In 30 years of recording

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Latest News Wildlife In Your Garden with Steve and Liz Dudley

Wildlife In Your Garden, with Vine House Farm Steve and Liz Dudley kindly answer our questions on how they have created their own wildlife garden in the Cambridgeshire fens. Where do you live – town

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Latest News In praise of the humble Dunnock

If there’s one little bird which tends to get overlooked in our countryside and gardens, it’s the Dunnock. Which is all a bit unfair on this most interesting and likable of species, and to make ma

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Latest News A good year for wildlife at Church Farm Devon

What a beautiful summer so far. Apart from the occasional thunderstorm Devon has been hot and dry. Although recently I was a little concerned to hear our local BBC weatherman using a new technical ter

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Latest News Why you'll see less birds in your garden in August

A question we’re often asked once we’re well into August is why there seems to be fewer birds in the garden. Well there are two main reasons, though the first is the more significant… The birds

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Latest News New Website for Vine House Farm

New Website In the next few weeks we will be launching a new and improved website. Don’t worry in reality not much will change but things will look a bit different. The new website will be responsi

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Latest News Not forgetting the common guys

Living where I do in Sutherland, the north of Scotland, it’s easy to focus on the more exciting species of birds. For example, my modest 7 acres of croft land includes about a quarter of a mile or r

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Latest News Peak time for your garden birds

It’s peak time for your garden birds It won’t need us to tell you that right now there’s a lot going on with garden birds. Some adults are still on the nest, others are feeding fledglings hidden

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Latest News Ospreys and Crossbills at Loch Fleet

Ospreys and Crossbills at Loch Fleet I’m lucky enough to live just 5 miles from the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. The reserve is in East Sutherland and just south of the coastal village of Gol

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Latest News Mealworms and more mealworms

If you’re a regular reader of our blog page, then this won’t be the first time you’ve read about live mealworms. In fact, we could be reasonably accused of banging-on about the subject but we ma

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Latest News The highs and lows of being a nature lover

Where I live in the Scottish Highlands It occurred to me in the last week or so just how miserable and angry being a nature lover can make you – though fair to say that I’m fairly close to the far

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Latest News Suddenly its warmer sunnier and the birds are singing

It might only be a brief and unusually warm spell in the middle of March, but after the rain and winds of recent months doesn’t it make us all feel better! And the warmer and sunnier days have also

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