In my garden.....

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Thanks Ann...I have to juggle working inbetween all my daily birding...just aswell I am my own boss!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Lovely bright morning again..bitterly cold though...Maggies making hell of a racket (noise)...god its on 4.45!!!!!

    So after telling them to keep the noise down (shut up am trying to sleep) and after a lovely long snooze time to get up.....oh no feathers today (thats a good thing) after me having the trail cam set up in perfect position...oh well coffee and view the trail cam anyways to find....

    A visiting BADGER!!! Not seen one in the garden for many years!

    And Mr Foxy giving me that look to say thanks for the chicken...I see you! I hear you!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • So I thought today was just gonna be another day of watching the usual visitors...shoo away the maggies as they keep swooping down on all the birds but Ihave it down to a fine art now...as the door handle clicks down thats usual enough to send them packing.....I sat out in the garden with a coffee, camera and a blanket over me as it was baltic (freezing)...although the sun was shining there was still a cold breeze...

    Lots of my usual suspects....

    And bathtime for Coaltits

    Look at this poor wee one

    You gotta work for your dinner in my garden...tidy up that mess!

    When your down in the dumps (feeling low/sad)

    A wee shake of the feathers should perk you up..maybe just a little !

    Feeling on top of the world

    GT looking fab!

    Oh an even Gully tried a bit of yoga today...

    So that was a real busy day...that ended up even busier when the babies arrived(if you havent already seen them in the thread The Young of 2020) 4 Starling babies along with about 15 adults the garden was heaving (very busy)

    What a wonderful day it turned out to be...and I thought it was exciting spotting the badger on the trail cam last night!

    A few of my babies...

    And what better way to celebrate than to have a pool party or 2..

    Hope you enjoyed my day as much as I did...better go and order more food!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    A brilliant collection of photos Linda, and coal tits often look bedraggled at the best of times....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • lovely set Linda, those starlings are not sticking to the lockdown rules and inviting their whole family over for a pool party - I'd keep your back door closed or they may raid the fridge when you're not looking  lol

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Love the pool party Linda, and to get the Coal Tit bathing is fabulous. Yes I saw the badger coming into your nice quiet garden overnight, what a surprise, you will have to put out some chicken for him!!

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Thanks Gaynor..The wildlife gets better fed than the family lol

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Trail cam update from last night....a fox cub having a drink

    Then waiting for mum to bring food....

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    Thanks Gaynor..The wildlife gets better fed than the family lol

    LOL, same here!

    Did the weekly shop yesterday, £65ish, bird food; £75 (well, £74.84, but close enough)!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    I am frightened to tot up what I spend Mike!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)