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Still busy

Sorry, no eggs to report yet – I think we are close though. Our Blue Tit female is still very busy with her nest which is definitely developing. As I type this now she is in fine tuning things. She is starting to bring odd feathers in now. It is becoming quite a work of… Read More Still busy

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Tucked in

Since last Wednesday our female blue tit has slept-over in our camera Nestbox – except for last night when she seems to have had a night out! We were a little worried when there were no signs of her working at her nest last night and she only briefly looked in and left. Good news… Read More Tucked in

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April raindrops

April showers are normally the reality for Scotland but, like other parts of the world, we have had an unusually dry April. We have had light misty rain on and off since the weekend but nothing substantial. Early this morning I went out with my camera to capture the droplets on my plants before they… Read More April raindrops

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Plant a tree

There shouldn’t really need to be a reason to plant a tree – but there can be many. It is well documented that trees help our environment but they are often planted to mark an occasion too – happy or sad. I made a search on Google and found a mix between the two –… Read More Plant a tree

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Robin makes return

It is been a little while now since I have had regular visits from the Robin. It has been strange to see my garden without it. This week has seen its return with two spotted yesterday. I stood behind my domed Acer with my camera after seeing the Song Thrush and down came the Robin… Read More Robin makes return

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Not so shy now!

In the news earlier this week there had been an appeal by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust which has teamed up with the BTO for Garden Beewatch 2007. The survey is looking to record sightings of bees in the UK and photographs can be sent in via email. It appears that the numbers of bees in… Read More Not so shy now!

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Wisteria flower bud

Flower buds on my wisteria were looking good today. When I checked to see if there were any early signs of flowers coming from a bud I was delighted to spot one, shown below. Rain is expected over the weekend so today I was out weeding. I enjoy weeding using a small hand fork. I… Read More Wisteria flower bud

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Sleep-over first

Great excitement tonight as our female Blue Tit was seen fluffing up her nest this evening just before it got dark. Then she fluffed up herself like a little ball tucking her head in. We just saw her in time, about 8.40pm just before our box went dark – she is having her first sleep-over!… Read More Sleep-over first

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Rhododendron flowers

I had been out for most of the day today and went out into the garden at 4.30pm to find the first of my collection of small hybrid rhododendrons had come in to flower. What a surprise – especially when the picture below shows how it looked yesterday. Rhododendron Moonstone Yellow, shown above, has bell-shaped… Read More Rhododendron flowers

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Colour samples

Yesterday was another busy day at the Nestbox. Our nest-building female Blue Tit was working particularly hard in the morning. She clearly fancied a change of colour and brought a sample in as you can see below! Female Blue tit brings ball of red to nest, video 0:10 with background music, try 480p quality. Perhaps… Read More Colour samples