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Noisy blighters.

September 01, 2020 - We have noisy hedgehogs... noisier than most (and most are noisy after all). But recently our hedgehogs... well.... the...
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Two hedgehogs now?

May 24, 2019 - I think this is a new development (but it may not be). I think we now have TWO hedgehogs use our garden. The video bel...
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A premature "so long" then?

April 17, 2019 - Yesterday I blogged that I thought that perhaps our single male hedgehog had (at last) made a break for it. But last ni...
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110 nights.

February 20, 2021 - Regular reader(s?) of this blog may know that we have a few (at least two) hedgehogs that frequent our (front and back)...
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Hedgehogs in our side passage.

March 31, 2020 - Just a quick post tonight with a spliced-together video of the hedgehogs in our side passage last night. Stay safe. TB...
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Two hedgehogs again

March 25, 2020 - A quick post tonight - we're all a bit frazzled after all, aren't we? Regular readers of this blog might remember we ha...
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Bin a long time, bin a long time, bin a long lonely lonely lonely lonely lone-ly time.

June 17, 2019 - A few days ago after finding a dead hedgehog on the road 100 yards from our house and seeing what both my wife and I thi...
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Foxes

May 27, 2019 - No. I'm no particular fan of foxes. I think of them as mangy, smelly, filthy, noisy, damaging wild dogs, in the main....
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A little more clarity? HedgehoG (sing.) & foxES (pl.)

May 07, 2019 - A little more clarity now, after my three trail cameras picked up footage of the larger mammals in our garden last night...
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Has our hedgehog finally taken the plunge?

April 16, 2019 - Regular reader(s) of this blog will know all about our single male hedgehog and my efforts to try and cajole him to leav...
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A secret in the night.

October 28, 2020 - T'other day I was on the turbo trainer in the garden and again I noticed something about the mock orange bush we have at...
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Three hedgehogs again?

August 04, 2020 - This year I've been keen to establish how many hedgehogs are visiting our gardens again each night - especially as we've...
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Watering hole.

April 11, 2020 - Oh to be a fox right now. Or even a hedgehog. Or better still.... some kind of bird (we have a pair of house sparrows...
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Look who's back...

March 17, 2020 - Going for a wee bowl of cat food that I've hidden behind one of our water butts, in a place where no cats (or foxes) can...
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Can you guess what happens next?

May 31, 2019 - Morning. I'm going to write a quick post and upload a short video today - and leave a question for you, for a day or so...
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Two. Again.

March 10, 2021 - Between two and three weeks ago I blogged that one of "our" hedgehogs from last year had awoken from its hibernation and...
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WPOTY 2020. Oh no.

October 14, 2020 - Last year, I (reluctantly - I don't enjoy doing so) tore the WPOTY 2019 competition results apart, labelling it as I did...
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Fight night(s).

May 10, 2020 - Maybe like me, you've just watched our wretched Prime Minister deliver his pre-recorded garbage to the nation and are no...
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Sad news.

November 02, 2019 - It is with a heavy heart that I should tell regular followers of this blog that our big male hedgehog who (I think) I fi...
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You tell me!

October 29, 2019 - Regular readers of this blog may know that we have two hedgehogs wandering through our side passage each night - a large...
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Confused now...

May 06, 2019 - “There’s one antidote to gloom and despair that never fails: the wildlife that got us all going in the first place. It’s...
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He's gone.

May 01, 2019 - “There’s one antidote to gloom and despair that never fails: the wildlife that got us all going in the first place. It’s...
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In the night garden (video)

July 19, 2013 - Just a quick blog post this morning to share some news. Regular readers of my blog will know that I provided tunnels...
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In the night garden

October 11, 2012 - I've always been a bit of a night owl. Not so much clubbing and partying all night (all that gubbins disappeared with my...
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Autumnal movements begin in earnest

October 02, 2012 - Everything seems to be on the move right now as Autumn heats up (or cools down I s'pose). The jetstream is bouncing a...
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Crewe Station.

May 16, 2021 - The regular reader(s?) of this blogging website may well know that, no, I'm not the urban or suburban foxes' biggest fan...
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An avian SITREP.

November 09, 2020 - A few feathery notes, whilst I have a few minutes spare... A) I found a dead greenfinch on the roof of our chicken co...
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A message to joggers.

March 29, 2020 - I'm going to try and be as polite as I can with this wee post, but if I stray into screaming obscenities, then please fo...
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Is that it? Is that the (sad) end? (WARNING NOT FOR THE EASILY UPSET).

June 14, 2019 - Regular reader(s?!) of this blog will know all about "our" hedgehog(s) - and the fact that I spend a lot of my time digg...
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Hedgehog indecision

April 02, 2019 - Far from disappearing forever to the land of milk and honey, after discovering the tunnel I chiselled under our side doo...
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Hot water

July 13, 2018 - The early summer heat continues... with its scarcity of water. We've barely had any rain at all since mid May (1.2mm I...
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Spring update.

May 24, 2015 - It has not got unnoticed (by me if no-one else) that I’ve not blogged for some time, so I thought I’d write a quick upda...
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Shooting shooting stars.

August 12, 2013 - The annual Perseid meteor shower reached a peak last night, so I thought I’d try and get a photograph of one or two, as...
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For forty days it’ll rain nae mare....?

July 17, 2013 - Monday, (July 15 th) was the date on which we used to feast for St.Swithun – a Bishop of Winchester in the mid 800s. On...
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Roundup - hogs, thrushes, jays....

October 10, 2012 - I'm pretty sure I heard a redwing "tseeping" overhead at night on the 26th September. If that is indeed the case, that w...
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End of the Olympics...

August 12, 2012 - The weather has been great for the last few days - in fact, to be fair, it's not rained much at all since the schools (a...
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A wonderful wildlife and weather weekend.

June 13, 2021 - No time for a lengthy, flowery write-up. So, in a bulleted format. What I (and we) saw this weekend. I found a (n une...
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A,B,C and D

May 22, 2021 - Wow. What a dreadful May so far (weather-wise, at least). Our blue tit nest has pretty-well failed entirely (more on tha...
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A teaser for you.

May 01, 2021 - Right. First things first. In a few days (perhaps less than a week) I will post a photo (three in fact) that I took th...
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A few recent observations

April 28, 2021 - Afternoon all. Just a few recent observations from me - as we're heading, helter-skelter into my favourite time of year...
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On manoeuvres.

April 20, 2021 - "Manoeuvres". Good word, innit? Good to use in a game of hangman too. Like "rhythm". Or "jazz". Anyway... Where was I...
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Strangely... joyless.

March 21, 2020 - This should be the BEST time of year. (No... that really isn't Christmas - that's the worst time). The leaves are unfur...
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Not as planned.

March 14, 2020 - Mid March then, and as normal this is EXACTLY the time of year that "our" frogs start spawning in the garden. Only THIS...
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WPOTY. The worst ever?

October 22, 2019 - I know, I know. Six years ago now I moaned about the lack of invertebrates in winning/commended images in the prestigiou...
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A quick SITREP

September 26, 2019 - Yes... I know... I've been AWOL for almost exactly a month now, but... well... I've been busy, eh? Work has been silly.
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SUCCESS!

April 01, 2019 - A couple of days ago, I blogged about our randy, but frustrated (if hedgehogs get frustrated as such) male hedgehog. I...
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What if we're ALL just flies on a leaf?

April 01, 2019 - I was sitting under one of our poplar trees in the garden today, at lunch. I was sitting in a garden chair - soaking up...
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What do I love...

February 26, 2019 - In an online world often seemingly filled with what we hate or criticise or what we have a problem with, or what makes u...
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Remember remember...

November 04, 2018 - … to give your dogs/cats/goldfish/ sifaka lemurs (delete where applicable) their annual glug of zylkene /whisky/night-nu...
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The height of summer.

August 02, 2015 - I should adore this time of year, the “boy of summer” that I most certainly am – and in the main, I do. Despite being...
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"Are we nearrrly therrre yet"?

March 02, 2013 - I was going to blog about the pond that I have dug into our garden in the last week, or the swift box that I've finally...
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December silver linings

December 27, 2012 - As described (a little) here, this December (and this whole year in fact) has been a particularly wet – so wet in fact t...
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Shakespeare's "urchin".

September 28, 2012 - Shakespeare referred to our (modern day) hedgehog as an “ urchin ” and a “ hedge pig ” in a handful of his plays and our...
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Toads migrating now. (Commentary in detail)

February 24, 2012 - Our “Common” toad (Bufo bufo) suffers from a pretty unflattering image in the UK – more so than its cousins, the Natterj...
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You talk the talk but fail to walk the walk.

October 13, 2020 - About two years ago I wrote a blog post which may (I hope) have opened a few peoples' eyes - "Are British garden wildlif...
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Four days before (astronomical) spring starts - and the garden springs into life.

March 16, 2019 - “There’s one antidote to gloom and despair that never fails: the wildlife that got us all going in the first place. It’s...
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Çırali - Heaven IS a place on earth

July 29, 2013 - I didn’t originally want to write this review – as I wanted to keep this secret place to myself and my wife, after visit...
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This owl watches nightjars...

April 15, 2021 - My wonderful wife has only gone and bought me a dream milestone birthday present, hasn't she? Something that she KNOWS I...
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...The Menace.

February 16, 2020 - Dennis (really? Dennis?) has been (is being) pretty wild eh? Even our local birds are being blown out of their trees...
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Arseholes, penises and tunnels. (This should get some views!)

March 30, 2019 - A wee while ago I mentioned here that I've noticed a hedgehog return to our garden, despite our arsehole neighbours (at...
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Are British garden wildlife "lovers" HARMING wildlife?

November 17, 2018 - A strange question you may think. Are wildlife gardeners (I'm specifically-talking about Brits who create wildlife habi...
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Get your thieving snout out.

June 08, 2016 - The fact that I’m not overly-keen on suburban foxes (or foxes in general for that matter) often comes as a bit of a surp...
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A golden goddess of the night meets a hairy-eyed thing from The Underworld.

June 14, 2015 - I’ve recently had my control box for my old moth trap replaced (for the second time – they’re not the most reliable of t...
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Browning > Bushnell.

April 06, 2019 - As regular reader(s) of this blog might appreciate, I've been using trail cameras to record videos of wild animals for s...
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5th (and final) "garden wildlife report".

September 20, 2016 - This (as described at roughly the same time last year) will be my 5th and last "garden wildlife report" for this house....
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A bridge too far?

September 21, 2014 - We’ve all heard of “wildlife corridors” right? Areas of habitat to enable wildlife to disperse and continue populations...
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Putting my foot in it. (innit).

April 11, 2014 - Like everyone I expect; I’ve stepped in or on lots of things over the years. Some nice things. Snow-white coral sands...
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End of fourth "year" garden wildlife report. Sept 2014-Aug 2015 inclusive.

August 31, 2015 - As some regular viewers to this website might know - at the beginning of each September I produce a (historically length...
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End of THIRD year (garden wildlife) report.

September 15, 2014 - As some regular viewers to this website might know - at the beginning of each September I produce a (historically length...
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The longest end of year report you'll ever read. Put the kettle on!

August 31, 2012 - End of year wildlife report - our first year in our first (owned home). I promised a first year report at the begin...
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Garden species (lazy) count 2013

December 22, 2013 - At the start of 2013, after seeing an old blogging pal (Jane Adams @Wildlifestuff) suggest that she was going to see if...
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After the boys of summer have gone – the annual report.

September 06, 2013 - After the boys of summer have gone – the annual report. Ask anyone around my age(ish) to name as many “summer pop/roc...
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