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New Life: A tour of the bird nests in my wood

May is my favourite month of the because the world around me suddenly springs into a scene of vivid colours, fresh growth, warm light and the happy sounds of birds singing.

Each month, the Outdoor Bloggers community create a post around a theme set by its members. This month, I set the theme ‘New Life’. My interpretation of the theme centres around the nesting birds and evidence of wild animals around the woodland in which I live.

In this video, I take you on a tour to show you some of the bird nests I have found; some with eggs and some with young chicks.

If you like owlets (baby owls) and robin chicks, click play.

Outdoor Bloggers was set up by Zoe, writer of Splodz Blogz, and I. It’s an initiative to bring bloggers who share a passion for the outdoors together and share stories, knowledge and enthusiasm for anything outdoors-related. We already have over 50 members who blog about varies outdoor activities from nature photography, trail running and climbing to cycling, camping and outdoor education.

If you blog about the outdoors, we would love for you to join us! Head over to and register to be a member. It’s totally free and your blog details will be added to the directory and you will receive a monthly newsletter from the Outdoor Bloggers team.



By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Haven't been around your place in awhile. The new hair color is unique.

  • Love your new hair colour! The robin chicks are adorable and it is sad to see a raided nest – I've been very lucky to spot one red squirrel while I've been living in Cumbria and it is sad to hear of the knock on effect that the grey squirrels are having – I hope Magnus can keep the other magpies away! 😀 – Tasha

  • Wow, great to see your experience.