Overdue for some time is the furnishings for a modest bug hotel built in to the wall of the raised bed above the wildlife pond. It made sense to me to build one near the pond. Why I’ve taken so long to finish this is anyone’s guess. Today saw furnishing material gathered on a family… Read More #30DaysWild Day 4 – Collecting material
Just as in many a BBC Springwatch nest, there was a possible drama with our seven, ten day old Coal tit chicks this morning! Their parents were out foraging for food. I had been on the PC with the activity inside the nest box (via a cam) in the corner of my monitor. All was… Read More #30DaysWild Day 3 – Distracting Starlings
How long have you got? Ok, in terms of gardenwatching, ‘what happens when’ is a very good question. That’s always been at the root of this blog. Feeding stations have been tweaked and my first bird feeder book has guided me on my way to encourage more species to the garden. It has been an… Read More What happens when?
What fun this young Woodpecker family was to watch from the observation window at the Visitor Centre of SWT Loch of the Lowes. They stayed a while as Mum pecked out peanuts from a feeder, ground them down in the crack of a tree branch and fed her newly fledged chicks. Interestingly she was seen… Read More Great Spotted Woodpecker family & GBBD
After snowy/icy roads & car trouble, our third recent attempt to visit SWT Loch of the Lowes was a successful one in more ways than one. Our Sunday Safari took us to the benches inside the Visitor Centre, at the observation window, where we joined others in watching the very busy feeders outside. Redpolls were… Read More On safari – Redpoll first