Well, with all the work I have been doing this week in my North Kent garden now that I can't get to our lovely reserve it has not been surprising that I have encountered an amazing amount of wildlife whilst toiling in the sunshine!

My bird list is still rather paltry with just 29 seen and heard but it has included daily Sparrowhawks, Buzzards and Mediterranean Gulls which arrive this time of year to breed on some of the RSPB managed islands in the Medway not far from where I live.. 

Med Gulls (AT)

Goldcrests are busy singing  between the firs with two males giving it large and Mistle Thrushes make for mournful songsters at the start and end of the day.

I even had a small party of Siskins head through (only my second in 20 years) but am desperately awaiting my first ever Red Kite that all my friends now seem to get over their gardens with some regularity.

I made a little video the other day to take you on a tour of my patch with a few ideas of things you can do...