• Exotic woodpeckers

    Is that a middle spotted woodpecker?! 

     At this time of year young great spotted and green woodpeckers are fully fledged and joining their parents on the feeders and in gardens. These birds can resemble other species such as middle spotted, white-backed or grey-headed woodpeckers. These birds are found in mainland Europe but their reluctance to cross large bodies of water means they have never been recorded in the UK.

    • 12 Jul 2010
  • It's been a while......

    The Wildlife Enquiries department is well and truly in the busy period so apologies for not posting anything for the last few weeks.

     

    Baby birds
    We have to start with baby birds or more accurately, fledglings. May, June and July are the peak periods for fledglings being found out of the nest. Swallows and gull chicks are two of the main species being found wandering at the moment – 9 times out of 10 you should leave…

    • 1 Jul 2010