Day 19 – 30 Days Wild

Yet another wet day… I was looking out of the window & saw a reasonably large Black Slug, that’s when I got the idea for todays video (below) 😉

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Day 13 – 30 Days Wild

I’m going to let the video (below) speak for itself 🙂

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Day 12 – 30 Days Wild

It has been great for Birdsong lately, hasn’t it? Since lockdown I have heard some great birds from the back garden 🎶

To be honest, I am already familiar with what song belongs to which bird 🙂

In my video I’ve labelled each birdsong / call 👇🏻

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild

Most of the day was chilly & grey, but when there was a warm sunny spell, the Bees came out in force to feed on the Cranesbill Geraniums etc in the garden 🐝 💚 🌸

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Day 7 – 30 Days Wild

For a couple of weeks, since the bottom part of the flowerbed was dug over, I have observed House Sparrows having sand / dust baths & I thought to myself, I must get footage of this!

My attempts failed, at first, because they either didn’t turn up or I had just missed them, or it was raining 😅

However, today I thought I would give it another go and within about 5 minutes into recording they showed up & I got footage! 👇🏻

I plan on getting closer & better footage very soon!

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Day 5 – 30 Days Wild

After a lovely walk around my local wood & a wee heritage site, I got back to find a beautiful Butterfly basking in the sun, in the garden, & I managed get some lovely footage of it! 😊

Gotta love Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies 🦋 💚

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Day 4 – 30 Days Wild

On Monday, whilst walking passed some Foxgloves with my Mom up the Waseley Hills Country Park, I remembered that we had some seeds at the back of one of the kitchen cupboards 😉

Digitalis purpurea – Waseley Hills Country Park
Today that’s exactly what I did! 💮

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Day 3 – 30 Days Wild

Today I awoke to the sound of rain, so of course there was only one thing for me to do…

I also got an ID for the Spider from yesterday 👇🏻

It is an Araniella sp. Also known as a Cucumber Spider 🥒 (Thank you Emma Woolley)

From Googling, I suspect it’s an Araniella opisthographa 🕷️ But you can only determine that by having it under a microscope (cheers Rory Dimond & Luke Anderson) 🙂

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Day 2 – 30 Days Wild

Whilst hanging out the washing today, I spotted a Spider that I don’t think I have seen before. It was green with orange legs & black stripes.

You can’t really make out the green body, but hoping somebody can still ID it for me?

Also, in the early evening, I decided to do a drawing, my best mate suggested this particular species 💚

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Wildlife in December

Out of the videos I have made, these three videos are definitely some of my ‘favourites’, as I love Water Rails, Whooper Swans and enjoy feeding the birds, and playingaround in the kitchen.  😀

We were pretty much Frozen Britain recently, certainly in the West Midlands…

Packed full of fun facts (2011):

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