Nest building

Spring is a busy time for birds with those having made it through the harsh winter now turning their attention to finding mates, building a nest and raising the next generation. Living on the edge of the tidal mudflat provides a great opportunity to watch all kinds of birds gather nesting materials from the flotsam…

Season of change

Today marks the Spring Equinox, officially the first day of spring and where both day and night are equal 12 hours in length. In contrast to yesterday’s icy chill, today is much more pleasant and for the first time, it really does feel as though Spring is in the air. Rather than venture down into…

A very close encounter

The Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow is not in fact a sparrow at all, as it’s name might mislead you to believe. It is a member of a small family of birds known as the accentors which comprises of just 3 species. The Dunnock is the only species found in the UK and is slightly smaller…