Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Just love the autumn, such fantastic colours. Birds are venturing back into our garden, blue tits flitting around - time to put the feeders back up.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

9.30 am, a beautiful view of a Red Kite over Manuden above the bridge next to the pub.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Has anyone noticed the abundance of butterflies in Five Acres field at the moment?

Wildlife pond

Busy day on a wildlife pond in Butt Lane

Friday, 4 June 2010

Had anyone else seen the big cat in our patch? Do you believe it exits?

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sad story: two doves made a nest above a lamp by the house. They cared for their eggs for over a month when we began to worry whether anything had hatched. Then we discovered that only one dove was in attendance so perhaps her mate had died. She left the nest and we found two dead babies in the nest.

Learner Mum: we don't know if it is the same dove (they all look a like) but she now seems to have found a new partner and they have been searching for nesting sites. Two sites were found and rejected. In the end she laid her egg on a beam in the garage. It rolled off and smashed.
Will she try again? Think she needs lessons !

Manuden Bird
Does anyone else have trouble with badgers digging up their lawn? What is the solution?

Manuden Bird
Frogs galore. Most of the tadpoles in the pond have developed - despite the frosty weather - and we are finding them in the greenhouse where they are doing a good job eating insects for us.

Manuden Bird

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Welcome to Manuden Countryside Blogspot.

This site has just be set up. We welcome your postings on sightings of birds and animals and other wildlife in and around the village.

Manuden Bird