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Wednesday, March 10th 2021

One of the Foxglove volunteers has been working hard at home during the lockdowns to craft bespoke wildlife homes and feeders. They are all for sale and all proceeds will go directly to the reserve. From bird and bat boxes to toad hideaways and hedgehog abodes, there is something for every garden! Many are made from wood from Foxglove. They make wonderful environmentally friendly gifts so if you see something you like here please call (07754 270980) or email (foxglovelnr@btinternet.com) us for more details. We are unable to post as many of the items are heavy but if you live locally and staff pass close by on their route to and from the reserve then delivery may be possible. Payment can be made by card on the phone or with cash on delivery. Prices range between only £5 and £20.

So far this year, around 150 birds have been ringed at the reserve. Last week, this beautiful tiny Treecreeper was caught and ringed along with several Redpolls, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits and Chaffinches. 

This small bird is about the same size as a Wren and is often described as being ‘mouse-like’.

Treecreepers are usually spotted at Foxglove in the woodland. They forage up a tree, working in a spiral around the trunk, then fly to the next tree to repeat the process, starting near the bottom again. In comparison, a bird seen scuttling down a tree is almost always a Nuthatch.


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