The Heirs of Gilbert
Birds and wildlife of an English parish
Parish Bird List
Parish Moth List
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bird-wise it’s been very quiet. A Kingfisher has taken up its usual late summer residence on the Magic Garden lake. A Swift was over the vi...
Sunday, 13 August 2017
We’ve just come back from a fortnight in Shetland, almost thirty years since our first visit (our honeymoon!). We were blessed with amazing...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Perfect conditions on Saturday night meant it was a record-breaking moth catch in the Magic Garden. We caught a total of 876 moths of 115 s...
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The only ‘guaranteed’ bird I hadn’t seen this year was Spotted Flycatcher so when Jim and Sue rang to say they had one in their garden I sh...
Sunday, 9 July 2017
It’s inevitable when you are known as 'the birdman' that you get calls at this time of year. Last night it was a friend in the vill...
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Only time to visit the Magic Garden today. There were two Sedge Warblers singing and I saw the Little Grebe for the first time in a while....
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Good news that the Sedge Warblers have bred in the Magic Garden… This is the first confirmed breeding in the parish for quite a few...
Sunday, 4 June 2017
A Reed Warbler is still settled in the reeds in the Magic Garden and singing vigorously. I finally managed to get a shot of it today. I was...
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