F.A.O. Everyone who joined the RSPB last weekend with their Big Garden Birdwatch: I hope you enjoyed your bird count and now I’d like to invite you to wander along to Hedgehog Street. There’s a survey there that you might be interested in too – I hope so 🙂 The People’s Trust for Endangered Species… Read More New Hedgehog Hibernation Survey starts 1st FEB 2012
… in my Perthshire garden that is. The time slot was on the early side yesterday at 8:15am-9:15am. Blackbirds, Blue tits, a Robin and a Dunnock appeared as expected. However, I did think it was a bit early for the Finches but for once the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch pulled out a surprise! Quite unexpected… Read More The Siskins have it for 2012
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 Register, Download counting sheet, How to take part Events near you, Friendly community group,Share your photos, #Birdwatch on Twitter Little brown birds in your garden? This post was by Shirley at shirls gardenwatch in January 2012.
If a little brown bird is jerkily running along the ground, stopping at cracks in paving and disappearing down the earthy edges around your lawn before scuttling off under plants and out of sight then you could be looking at a Dunnock. This bird is one of my garden favs. Watching the Dunnock you could… Read More Dunnock – usual suspect #1
But first…. drum roll please… and a cake for Carol at May Dreams Gardens to celebrate 5 years of hosting Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! Thank-you Carol 🙂 I don’t imagine for one minute she expected this would still be running with the same enthusiasm from bloggers all around the world. Many from the early days… Read More Blooms & Bramblings…
Phew… luckily for the flowers of the hellebores in the photos below they don’t usually. They’d be a tad scared if they did though as above them there are some perilously perched roof tiles! Perhaps they will sense this and stay in bud for a little longer. It’s cold, wet and still windy out there… Read More Hellebores… don’t look up!