Alex, aged 12. This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially badgers, hares and Kingfishers.
I have now stopped blogging on this account but I will leave it running.
Look at my new blog at www.appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com
Here are some of my favourite photos that I have taken.
Some of my favourite photos
Wednesday 10 June 2015
30 days Wild - Day 10 - Nature table
We went to a talk last night on Dormice, at the talk they had a nature table, so I thought I would have a go at one myself.
This afternoon, while out with the dogs we found the things below.
The nest was on the ground. I don't know what type of bird it belongs to, it is made of wool, some bale string, moss and hay.
The Woodpecker feather was all that was left on the ground in a splash of bright red blood, so it must have just been eaten before we got there.
The other feathers belong to a Buzzard, a pheasant, a magpie, a rook or Crow and what looks like the remaining feathers of a fledgling that didn't last very long.
At the Dormouse talk I learnt about looking at nuts to see what has eaten them, these look like a wood mouse and a squirrel have eaten these ones.
H3, the local Buzzard was around, her mate was not far away too
This is the tree that nearly fell on us the other week in the wind. We had stopped under it, then walked away a few metres when we heard a large noise and the branch had fallen down.