Yesterday, at lunchtime, my daughter spotted the comical sight of this Woodpigeon pair having a lunch of sunflower hearts at a rather cosy table for two! Once his dinning partner left the remaining Woodpigeon appeared to eat twice the speed – no editing here! Recently the Starlings and woodpigeons have rather taken over the feeding… Read More Table for two
Ok, I know this is a second entry for today – but this gem has to be shared!Nestbox, shown above, I saw today at my parent’s house. I was well impressed by the enhancement made by my Dad to his bird box! Can you spot it? Since my increased interest in watching the birds both… Read More A Plumber’s solution!
Tomorrow sees the end of January and it will definitely be remembered for its rain and strong winds. Strong and hardy have been the birds – especially the smaller ones! They have held on tight at the feeders and on tree branches where they have been bobbed about by the force of wind, rain, sleet,… Read More Stormy January
For anyone who would like to take part in this weekend’s RSPB bird count please go to http://www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/index.asp . I chose to do my count today between 10-11am. You can see my results below. Results from the RSPB are expected at the end of March. Update Mar 27: The results for The RSPB Big Garden… Read More The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2007: Results for shirls gardenwatch
The RSPB are asking for people to look out on their gardens this weekend and count birds. For anyone who would like to download details of this weekend’s bird count, in the UK, please go to their website. Goldfinch on perch, video 0:18 with background music, try 480p quality. Goldfinches definitely appear to be quite… Read More RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2007
It was very cold today, the soil hard and the water frozen in the bird baths. Looking out into the garden there was a sense that, for the moment, it didn’t belong to me. My garden was held in the grip of winter. I watched the birds bounce on top of the soil – there… Read More Time to ponder
Today I put out cheese out and set up the video camera to see if I could catch a Wren on film. I had seen this tiny little bird bouncing down the rocks that surround my small pond. Yesterday it looked like it went in one of the little cave pockets I built for it… Read More Who took the cheese?
The status quo of birds feeding at my bird feeders today was still nowhere to be seen. I would say in fact it heightened to outright Bird Wars. The Goldfinches were the only species that didn’t fight with each other. It was quite cold today, we had snow overnight but it was all away by… Read More Bird Wars
Today the strong winds had died down so I expected the calm would be reflected at the feeders after the frantic dashes for food the birds have had recently. Quiet it was not. I can certainly see why Alfred Hitchcock was inspired to use birds for a horror film! Hungry Starling, video 0:14 with background… Read More Invasion of the Starlings
This morning I finally managed to get back out into my garden. Although still very windy it was quite pleasant, no rain and the sun even broke through for a brief while. There have been a few jobs I have wanted to do, and it is not unheard of for me to garden in the… Read More Back to the borders – frost forecasted!