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German Christmas Market... for wildlife!

This year has been pretty hard for all of us and, for many, watching wildlife has been a real tonic! 

 

I was contacted by BBC's The One Show, to create some fun content for a Christmas show and this set-up was a product of discussions between myself and the team, to create something that would bring a smile to people's faces and benefit the wildlife too! It took almost a month to build and test and will now live stream up until Boxing Day, so you can share the joy of wildlife interacting with this scene! I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!

What to watch for.....

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Blue tit

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Nuthatch

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Bullfinch (male)

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Great tit

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Wood pigeon

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Bullfinch (female)

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Long-tailed tit

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Stock dove

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Coal tit

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Dunnock

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Robin

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Chaffinch (male)

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Greenfinch

Great-spotted woodpecker

Wood Mouse

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Blackbird (male)

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Blackbird (female)

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Chaffinch (female)

Goldfinch

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Grey Squirrel

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Brown Rat

Highlight Videos.....

Behind the scenes.....

So, how did I go about creating this? It all starts with sketches, a Pinterest board and research! I have created lots of mini scenes for wildlife, but nothing quite on this scale for the birds! I very quickly have an image that forms in my mind and then it is a matter of turning that into reality! I researched what 1/12 bits I could get for a set-up like this and decided to do two market stalls; one with toys and one with food and drink. Once I get building, there is no stopping me, as I get quite hooked on creating something that will not only look good, but will also function as a feeding station, with the wildlife moving about and interacting with the space. I play around with layouts and set-ups before finally glueing everything into place.