I love foliage plants however this posting has been much trickier than I anticipated. I have more than green foliage plants but when I finally was able to get out with my cameras, between rain and winds, it was clear that there were enough greens to go round for this posting. Perhaps a follow-up posting… Read More The Big Green Leaf
I certainly do and I know I’m not the only one! So there was no hesitation whatsoever when Emma at A Nice Green Leaf said she was considering promoting the green leaves of our gardens. I just said let me know when! She just has – June 30th. I am expecting a big turn out… Read More Love your greens?
Last week I visited the Scottish Wildlife Reserve at Loch of the Lowes to see if I could capture the red squirrel on video. This reserve has a good sized viewing window looking out to feeders on trees and on the ground. I have seen squirrels there before however I was to get quite a… Read More Table for one
On Sunday, the 15th of the month, I took some video from my garden for my Bloom Day post. I am perhaps a little late in adding my post to Carol’s comment list of 104 tonight but I plan to anyway. Carol won’t mind – it’s the taking part that counts. My Friday posting has… Read More Garden Bloom Day June 2008
For the last few weeks I have been privileged to be able to see the reality of the processes of a nesting bird. I have seen this in detail through the camera in my Nestbox. In this time the plants in my garden have also gone through quite a few processes. The Spring bulbs have… Read More Evening Bloom Day preview
Sadly the picture from my camera Nestbox this morning shows the final two blue tit chicks leaning on each other not moving at all. Yesterday the third one died and I was most surprised to see that the female did not remove it from the nest until much later in the day. The other two… Read More The End
Well, I would have said it was against all odds that the three remaining blue tit chicks in our camera Nestbox were still alive. They are only being fed by one parent (the female) and her food deliveries are nowhere nearly often enough. I timed her over an hour during the last couple of days.… Read More What can we see?
I am fairly confident now that the the story of our blue tit chicks with single parent is almost over. I would love to be wrong. The female blue tit has now found a source of some sort of wriggly food for her chicks (not my mini liver mealworms) but I fear it is too… Read More And then there were three
Yesterday morning there were five chicks in our blue tit Nestbox. I was really quite positive for them. They appeared strong and alert. However when I looked in the Nestbox during the evening we could only see four and they looked much less alert. This morning we now have four chicks 11 days old. I… Read More Chirping for food
I am delighted to be able to post that the blue tit chicks in our camera Nestbox are getting bigger and stronger! There are still six chicks with one being smaller and as the others get bigger and stronger it is getting pushed further to the bottom of the nest as they climb over each… Read More Spiders and suet sprinkles