Category Archives: Birdsong

#30DaysWild day 6 – a wild moment at work!

Today’s mission was to carry out some wildlife surveys for work in the beautiful nature reserve we have on site.

A blustery wet day didn’t dampen my spirits as the lush greens and bright colours of the wild flowers glistened in the rain. The birds were out too – bullfinches, whitethroats and reed buntings sang merrily away.

There’s no place I’d rather be.

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#30DaysWild day 5 – Burbage Common

On the way back from the supermarket, I decided to pop to my favourite wild patch – Burbage Common.

I love it there, it’s always full of bird life … except this time. It was quiet, too quiet. I stood looking up and down the small road that leads to the car park wondering what had happened, when a Sparrowhawk swept across the road.

A few short minutes later, the birds began to sing again knowing the danger of a predator had passed. The first bird to pop down into sight was beautiful Jay. Wood pigeons appeared and then 3 Crows few by, a cheeky Robin and a foraging Chaffinch where next. A hungry squirrel appeared and spent some time munching through a pile of mealworms that had been left out for the wildlife.

Definitely worth the detour!

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#30DaysWild day 2 – my commute to work!

My usual commute to work is my 2nd 30 Days Wild. It’s a 8.5 mile cycle through gorgeous countryside.

The crisp green hedges are marked by grand oaks providing shelter for squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and partridges. There are plenty of perches for buzzards and kestrels to survey their surroundings.

It’s a peaceful ride but not a quiet one, as the air was full of bird song – skylark, yellowhammer and chiffchaff were all singing their little hearts out.

I even saw two hares running in the distance across a farmer’s field.

Not a bad start to the day, not bad at all!

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Day 5 #30DaysWild

Stopping at Market Bosworth, I paused to enjoy the little town square. To my delight I saw the Jackdaws searching for scraps of food from between the cobbles, I watched the House Martins and Swifts soar over head and I listened to a Goldfinch song echo off the surrounding buildings.

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Day 1 #30DaysWild

It’s been a bit of a damp start for June where I am, but I’m none the less excited about 30 Days Wild.

I got off to a great start, my first duties at work was to go do a bird survey in the Nature Reserve. So I sat in the rain and listened to the beautiful melodies around me!

I recorded a short audio of the moment, you can hear it below!

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