I am very excited to be writing the tenth book in the Toby’s Tails series of children’s books. In this new book we will be featuring a very different type of animal, and we will be going to another farm to meet them. However, you will have to wait until the title of the book […]

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Great tits are the bigger relative of last week’s blog bird the blue tit. They are very colourful as you can see below. Although bigger than the blue tit, they are still quite small. They are very common woodland birds, however they are also regular garden visitors where they enjoy the bird tables and feeders […]

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  This week we are looking at a another lovely bird, the blue tit. These beautiful  little birds which flit around so happily with their bright blue and yellow feathers are easily recognizable, and they are very common in Europe, Asia, North West Africa, and throughout the UK, everywhere except the tip of Scotland.   […]

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Probably the most easily recognised and most favourite wild bird is the robin. His chirp is easily recognisable and because of his love of being around us, he has, over the years gained status in our folk-law, in that many people believe that when a robin is near it is the soul of a dearly […]

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Winter is a hard time for birds, their food is scarcer, and water can often be frozen. At Toby’s Tails children’s books we love to feed the birds, we have a wide range which visit us from starlings and sparrows to the beautiful chaffinches. The old seed heads of the thistles, and suchlike provide food […]

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  Since they arrived in the late spring the air around our house has been full of swallows swooping around desperate to catch enough bugs and flying insects to feed themselves and their young. The adult swallows have to feed their youngsters up to 400 times a day! Their nests have been in the barn […]

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