Today’s planned blog post remains in draft after being bumped back for yesterday’s sweet video capture of the shy Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). Apologies for the slightly bumpy tripod work at the start but these birds scurry along the ground like mice and it’s hard to predict which direction they will take next. Fellow blogger Midmarsh… Read More Friday @ the Flicks – A foraging Wren
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
What fun it was yesterday to have so many responses to my request for help in identifying a mystery dusk caller in my garden… I’d like to thank everyone from the comments on my posting, the replies on my Birdforum thread and all the emails I received especially from people new to my blog. It… Read More It was a Tawny!
No, not my age but my count from the garden for “the number of different species seen or heard in the wild, in Britain, between 00.00 on 25th December (i.e. midnight on Christmas Eve) and 24.00 on 1st January (i.e midnight at the end of New Year’s Day). Escapes, cagebirds, birds in a zoo, the… Read More Twenty-one +
Today, rain brought much activity to my bird feeders. I have noticed that there are many more birds in my garden on a wet day than a dry one. Back and forth they flew from feeder to feeder looking for a space to land. They would also drop very quickly to the ground and on… Read More Rain brings garden birds
Thanks to garden bloggers in America I am discovering new birds that visit gardens there and how similar some are to our European birds. I have to say I have found this very interesting. The Carolina Chickadee was brought to my attention after I published a post with photos of our Coal Tit taken in… Read More The Coal Tit and Chickadee
For the last week I have seen tiny Wrens visit the waters edge of my tiny pond and the area around it. They are so very quick to catch with the camera that I was thinking I would be better to use my video camera to catch them on film. The wren rested on a… Read More Wren rests a moment
Today is Sunday and it has been a bright morning. I awoke early and had breakfast at my window overlooking the area of my garden where the bird feeders are. It was very peaceful and although it was only 7:45am the light was bright even then. Guess who joined me for breakfast? Wren at pond,… Read More Caught