No surprises this year, but I was delighted to see 3x Dunnocks and 2x Robins for my one hour’s bird count for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014. Naturally, numbers were down as expected but they were however a reasonable reflection of bird species visiting the garden just now so I was happy 🙂 Sunday,… Read More No crowds… but a fair tally
My first thoughts are that it’s fun to do plus it’s a great garden record for year to year. The organisers, RSPB say: “Bird populations are a great indicator of the health of the countryside. That’s why it’s so important to take part in surveys like the Big Garden Birdwatch to keep an eye on… Read More The Big Garden Birdwatch – why take part?
Viewing is addictive! Hopefully visitors from outside the UK can watch this too. I’ve just been watching Red squirrels, Jays, Woodpecker. I’m not going to keep you with a chatty post. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy some UK wildlife from the Scottish Highlands … Winterwatch Extra: Now live on the web and Red Button.… Read More Winterwatch Live cams streaming now…
In Autumn 2013, Buddleja ‘Buzz Ivory’ arrived in my garden. Plant Breeders’ Thompson & Morgan claim this plant to be a hardy shrub. I do hope this is the case as I am a bit nervous at the moment, knowing, that it is yet to feel a good Scottish winter cold snap growing here in… Read More Welcome… Buddleja ‘Buzz Ivory’
The annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is at the end of the month and I have heaps to chat about but I’m off to a slow blogging start for 2014. My plan was (still is) to share observations at the bird feeders in a particular way to help and inspire people to take part with… Read More Birdwatch Count, Goodbye & GBBD