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
Saturday, 29 August 2015
My local wood group does quite a few surveys of the wood throughout the year.
They can be surveys on moths, bats, birds, fungi, butterflies and small mammals.
I have been on quite a few of them and they are always really interesting to walk around the woods with an expert who can show you much more than you would ever see on your own.
This morning we went out on a bird survey with Simon and Ray.
The bird surveys are done a few times a year and they stop in several set places in the wood and record the birds in that area and then compare them to how it changes throughout the year.
During the survey we spotted
Long tailed tits
Greater spotted Woodpecker
Lots of Goldcrests
Also heard a Buzzard but didn't see one.
As well as lots of grey squirrels
Simon and Ray were brilliant at identifying not only the calls of different types of birds but the different types of calls, such as a contact call, and could tell which bird was around before I could even see a bird.
On the way out of the woods, I spotted a particular Roe deer that I haven't seen before with marking on its face.