Murphy's Noticeboard
The Ruislip Woods Blog

This blog page is inspired by Colin Bowlt, a lover and “Friend of Ruislip Woods”.  The Trust realised that he had been putting up notices on the noticeboard by Murphy’s Field and we thought these articles should be accessible to a wider audience, so began to post them online here too.  Hence, the name of this blog is called “Murphy’s Noticeboard”.  

Click on each individual article below to see its date and author. 

If you would like to write a Blog piece to be posted on this page, as well as the “Friends of Ruislip Woods” Newsletter, please email us on the contact details at the bottom of this page.

The Quiet Time : September 2019

Late summer and early autumn is a quiet time for our local woodlands. The bird song, which has been mainly silent since late spring , …

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Short Eared Owl, Bayhurst Wood Fields

Owls of the Woodland Edge : January 2019

Last winter the Ruislip Woods played host to as many as fifty of our largest finch, the Hawfinch. The birds stayed throughout the winter months …

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Hawfinches : January 2018

Have you seen a Hawfinch in Ruislip Woods yet?  The winter of 2017-18 is the best time for almost one hundred years to encounter one …

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Black-headed Gull at the Lido. Bird on the left with leg rings.

Birds at the Lido : December 2015

All the birds you see at the Lido are essentially wild – that is they are not pinioned and are free flying.  Even the Mute …

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Woodpeckers and Nuthatches in the Ruislip Woods : May 2015

These birds are sometimes difficult to see, but are more often heard. The Great Spotted Woodpeckeris usually located by its “tchik” call, but can be very …

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Cuckoos : May 2015

Cuckoos are a fast declining species in our area, and also generally in Britain.  Nobody really knows why.  Probably most of us can remember hearing …

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Page last updated: 18/06/2023
By Anand Punja

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