They had back in 2007 too. Chaffinches had it in 2008 and Blackbirds took it in 2009 & 2010. 1st place in my garden during my one hour bird count for the 2011 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is what the Starlings have. Although Starlings aren’t always welcome in the garden due to their greedy, noisy… Read More The Starlings have it
Let’s make a deal Mrs Sparrowhawk, this weekend I’ll be supporting the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and I’d like to reserve an hour free of your visits to count the birds that feed in my garden. Yes, I hear you… You like to feed here on occasions too. I also know you like to practice… Read More Counting… no Sparrowhawks please!
Cold temps, snow and hard frost are on a brief vacation for the moment. I’m whispering as I tell you… I’m a tad nervous about announcing this for fear they will return. Oh… I know they will, we haven’t seen the last of Winter yet but it has been wonderful to have our gardens back… Read More January garden wanders
Where do all the Wrens go? I only ever notice one at a time in my garden… that’s when I do spot them. Early morning or just before dark (I’ve found) is a good time to keep a lookout for this tiny, secretive little bird that has a pretty big mouth for its size… all… Read More Bird Profiles: The Wren
The fresh green fern of my last post is well hidden again under a blanket of white. However, with this latest blanket of snow (lasting 3 days and with it cold temps) a very unexpected bird visitor arrived in my garden last Friday. I was very lucky to spot it but it does make me… Read More Gone again… white returns
For me, Ferns are the best greens of all. After six weeks (feels like twice that) of a snow and ice covered garden our temps have been slowly rising and with odd rain showers in the last few days… we have the start of garden again! The evergreen Ferns behind my garden gate were looking… Read More Welcome back… green!
Wildlife in Cornwall is the title of Goldfinch Garden’s Channel at YouTube. Paul is the man behind the camera and the fantastic quality and range of bird and wildlife videos you’ll find there. It’s no surprise to me at all that he has 601 subscribers as of today. Paul says on his page “I would… Read More Introducing: Goldfinch Garden
As one year of gardenwatching ends and a new one begins I’d like to thank everyone who visited shirls gardenwatch during 2010. Spending time on this blog just wouldn’t be the same without you. I’d also like to wish you and all those dear to you good health and happiness for 2011. Fieldfare, new winter… Read More Best wishes to all for 2011