Category Archives: Nature

Time for a clean out!

Today we spent a few valuable hours in the woods removing the old nest material from our nest boxes. We also carried out some repairs so the boxes are ready for new arrivals, when the spring comes again. This year … Continue reading

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Garden Residents

In a small enclosed area, surrounded by buildings on all sides, close to the Biology Department at the University of Southern Denmark there is a garden, known as the Mexican Garden. In the garden there is a small pond, partially … Continue reading

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An alternative home!

While walking past this signpost yesterday, outside entrance N at the University of Southern Denmark, I heard a familiar sound. Baby birds, hungry ones too! I stopped and listened carefully and tried to peer into the hollow parts of the … Continue reading

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Plucking Post

(Please note: this update from the woods isn’t for the fainthearted) While out visiting nest boxes this week we came across a taste of the wilder, more ferocious side of nature. Next to the path we found the remains of … Continue reading

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Orchids in bloom at SDU

I joined one of our dedicated nest monitors in the woods today to get up to speed on what’s happening in the secret lives of birds. Although the weather was overcast and wet, the sights and sounds in the woods … Continue reading

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Cuckoo at SDU

Yesterday I heard my first Cuckoo of the season, and luckily it was very close to SDU! I didn’t see the bird, but I have a good idea where it’s territory is. The months of May and June are the … Continue reading

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No holidays for the birds!

Many females, both Great tits and Blue tits have begun incubating eggs in the nest boxes around the woods during the Easter break. The majority of boxes appear to be occupied, with nests, and a large proportion of these have … Continue reading

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