Tagged with birds

Distractions

Distractions

There is a lot of dew in the garden at this time of year.  The grass is wet and Wellington boots are a necessity.  But trudging down the garden early in the morning I noticed what lovely patterns the dew left on the flowers. The Phacelia was well sprinkled… as was the Winter Honeysuckle.  So … Continue reading

Give Nature a Home

Give Nature a Home

We have a RSPB sticker on the car that says “Give Nature a Home” but we mean in our garden. Today this young Great Tit (Parus major) appeared in the living room under the fireplace.  I’ve no idea how it got in, probably when the French windows were open. He was quickly scooped up and … Continue reading

La pigeonnière

La pigeonnière

A lot of birds come into the garden.  Some visit only seasonally, others are here all year round.  At the moment two couples of collared doves honour us with their presence and one pair has nested high in an old elm in the back garden. My grandfather kept pigeons or “doos” as they are called … Continue reading

Fledgling help

Fledgling help

I saw this new fledgling getting down to the serious business of removing all the beasties from the top of our plum tree.  He was not at all shy and did not mind that we watched.  He was obviously well brought up and it had been explained that we provide the extra seeds and water … Continue reading