Today’s ‘do something for wildlife’ was a very quick and easy job. It will reduce the spilling of bird seed (mess and waste) and smaller birds will appreciate the extra space for landing, perching and feeding. Less trampling of plants below the feeder will be great too 🙂 Being Father’s Day here in the UK,… Read More #30DaysWild Day 19 – Bird feeder seed tray
The canvas shoe hanging from a beautifully moss covered tree, seen from the bridge near Ossian’s Cave (NTS Hermitage at Dunkeld, Perthshire), was not what my new birthday lens was expecting to focus on. However, this was a fun, test run, to see how this lens performed. It didn’t disappoint 🙂 Never having had the… Read More Out on a fun, camera run
A snow covered garden for two weeks has brought some great garden watching as birds flocked in numbers to feeders. Fortunately Mrs Blackbird found nesting material under my hedge although I can’t imagine she really felt like making a nest in the cold days we have had here. Image above: Snowflake flowers, Coal Tit &… Read More … and along came a Pied Wagtail!
‘unless something exciting visits the garden’ I said last time in relation to having a break from nature posts. Well, I’d say a Yellowhammer foraging for food right under my window just a metre away was an exciting sighting 😉 We had a return to snow and cold temps overnight and this brought large groups… Read More A Yellowhammer in the garden!
Taking gardenwatching a step (car/bus journey) further, watching birds and wildlife outside the garden can be great fun. There’s always a chance to get sightings that you may never see in your own garden. Capturing photos and video can also become a challenge too. I am guessing that many Nature Reserves were busy over the… Read More Watching at the Reserve
…. we have red and yellow meconopsis too! Yolanda from the Netherlands discovered on her recent garden tour of Scotland that there are blue meconopsis in many gardens here. Perhaps that is a surprise to others too.What isn’t as common is the red and yellow ones but I found some on a recent visit to… Read More Not just blue…