News about seasonal changes at Filnore Woods and how to get involved as a volunteer, if you want to.
Filnore Woods is the Community Woodland for Thornbury in South Gloucestershire. It aims to provide a diverse range of habitats for wildlife, to give people a wild place to visit and to provide opportunities for education. Find them across the field behind Thornbury Leisure Centre, BS35 3JB.
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In summer the birds tend to quieten down a bit after the busy singing season in spring. Now that Autumn has arrived a few of them are to be heard again. Robins, who paired up to defend their territiories when bringing up a family, have now split up and what used to be a happily married couple has become a pair of fierce rivals for feeding territory. The benefit for us is that they are both singing again - this is how they proclaim their right to a particular area of peckable real estate.
I have also heard a lot of bluetit chatter,
some chaffinch 'pink pink' calls
and even a chiffchaff.
Chiffchafs used to all fly south to escape the cold but in recent years many of them stay in Britain for the winter.