Nuthatch: “Lockdown? What lockdown?”

Things have not gone exactly to plan.  The two hundred bird / wildlife boxes we put up in the wood are largely unmonitored, which is a shame as I was really looking forward to seeing who would take up residence in the new homes.  But for the wood and the wildlife, none of this matters; it is business as usual, with the added benefit of some new housing.  And the wood will still be there when we are able to spend more time in the trees again. We are lucky that we have been able to walk through the wood during lockdown; here is a glimpse in pictures of how life is moving on beneath the canopy.

 

 

 

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Beautiful crab apple blossom.
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Our early spotted orchid.
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Nuthatch on her bark chip nest.
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Tiny nuthatches.
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Tiny bluetits.
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My those nuthatches grew up quick!
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Song thrush nest.
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Song thrush sitting proudly on her nest.
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New waxy layer growing on the bracket fungus by the campfire.
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So many precious eggs.
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I’ll try anything to get them to do school work!
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So snug.
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Great tit keeping the brood warm
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Wasps nests appear everywhere at this time of year – I had evict this one to from the toilet shed.
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Shield bug pretending to be a leaf.
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We have seven baby badgers at least this year – fabulous fluffy cannonballs!
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Ahhh – the bluebells.
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Great tit and some of the brood looking remarkably like pitcher-plants.
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Black-headed cardinal beetle.
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Sitting blue tit, determined out stare the camera!

3 thoughts on “Nuthatch: “Lockdown? What lockdown?”

    • treesofsanctuary May 26, 2020 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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