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Hedgehogs By Cath Robinson

Following the Editor’s plea for articles for the newsletter I wondered what I could write about. Can I link
birds with hedgehogs? YES! There is a campaign to ensure that all new housing developments have
hedgehog highways and swift bricks

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Not-So Swift Success by David Gittens

As you will know, the ‘doing-up’ of pantile roofs of old Norfolk cottages is not uncommon, so when the
cottage next door, which had hosted a colony of nesting swifts for many years, was bought for
‘renovation’, the writing was

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April 2020 Farm and Wildlife Diary – Charles Sayer

1st: Redwings in the trees around the house first thing this morning. Cracking summer adult Med Gull with the Black-headed Gulls – always seems to be an April passage of Med Gulls. Early beech tree coming into leaf and a

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How long do birds live? – Ray Gribble

When the ringing scheme was set up just over 100 years ago it had 2 basic objectives; to answer the questions where do birds go? and how long do they live? Although today, ringing answers many more questions of conservation

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Sparrowhawks – Friend or Foe – Allan Hale

From time to time I hear people bemoaning the fact that a Sparrowhawk has killed a songbird in their garden. Or perhaps that Sparrowhawks are a prime suspect in the search to find the cause of the decline of our

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