Where, oh where, have all the garden birds gone? In reality they probably haven’t gone anywhere. It’s more than likely they have been hiding in the undergrowth and among shrubs and trees in or nearby your garden. This is the fun upside to plants dying down and leaves falling from trees at this time of… Read More Back to gardenwatch basics – The Bird Table
…a Great tit (Parus major) egg first at shirls gardenwatch! Okay, I don’t have any images to illustrate this claim. However, this morning I set an alarm for 0510 (as my intention was illustrated by my phone alarm pic in last night’s post) to see if there was enough daylight to see an egg being… Read More I do believe we have…
Well… my gardenwatch assistants have told me that… a mouse is very likely to be having a grand old time of it helping itself to the food in Hedgehog Manor (my hedgehog feeding station with IR cam). My assistants have also told me that I can expect at least two different hedgehogs dining at Hedgehog… Read More What’s going on in the garden tonight?
One very interesting ‘fact’ I picked up in my searching around looking at bird table reviews and advice given, was that birds prefer natural colours and a table that blends in to the garden. This caught my attention – is there really any evidence of this? I would question this suggestion. Please do leave a… Read More Bird table reviews… Mmm
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?
A warm welcome please for our acrobatic cast members… The Blue Tit Parus caeruleus The Great Tit Parus major The Coal Tit Parus ater This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2013.