In my garden.....

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    I am frightened to tot up what I spend Mike!

    Whatever you do, don't add the fuel costs, or parking charges (if any), you'll need a defib!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Lol...I dont keep receipts ...always destroy the evidence lol...I think my town is the only one that still doesn't charge for parking Mike but I only live 7 minute walk from town centre shops...well what's left of them!!!!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • From the trail cam last night, a better picture of the badger....

    If only he was 30 mins earlier he would have got some chicken

    But Mr Scrawny fox got to it first

    Another one... looking for some breakfast...

    Oh and I had to move the pole feeder away from the house to here before the neighbours.....you know the drill!!! (moan moan moan)

    only a couple of birds lol plenty more by the pond!!!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to Linda257:

    A Pyracantha would be a nice addition unless you have one tucked away at the back. Spadgers love them and they also have berries for the birds. Pretty rapid growers too. Nice layout. The pole feeders are better in the new position. Small birds like to dive for cover and having exposed feeders won't encourage them. They should be all over them now.

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:

    Feel sorry for this little dude

    Hes probably run ragged trying to feed the family, but still had time to stop and pose for me

    I suspect this is a female Robin. They build the nest and incubate the eggs on their own. Looks like it has just had a bath too. Baby Robins on the way maybe?

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • Thanks for that MC..am always happy to learn.....more babies!!! oh I do hope so.

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    Its now added to my list MC Thanks...I have several hollies with berries but not a Pyracantha. I still have 1 pole feeder by the pond where all the newer plants are, I would prefer it further back but the neighbour moaned about it so just waiting for the bamboo to spread (miricle grow been sprayed to give them a wee boost) and then its getting moved back.

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • I was sitting out in the garden this morning with my coffee watching the babies in the creche 

    They all seem to gather by the pond!

      

    And then a maggie swooped down from the trees then quickly swooped back up where it came from once it seen me...yes I am that scary!

    The wee ones got a fright and most of them manged to fly into the conifers

    and these 2 only made it half way up the fence

    and then this one was soaking wet from being in the pond flew straight towards me....

    i had to move very slowly to pick up the camera from the table from under it...

    I couldnt believe how close it was to me..its sat for a minute then flew back to the pond

    Well that was my thrill for the day!

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Your trail cam is picking up some great shots Linda, including showing the frost you had on the ground the other night, don't know if it was that cold here, if so that could count for the plants looking a little fragile yesterday. Love your creche of baby starlings, and no wonder they were scared by the Magpie, big birds that bounce across the garden would frighten anything.

    Lot to learn

  • lovely photos Linda and to see all the new youngsters; always a thrill to see birds come so close as you see them in all their detail. I recommend (once the restrictions with lockdown, reserves, etc, ) are over that you attend a ringing session for birds as the information you hear about each bird and the glorious close up encounter you get to experience showing each species colouring, plumage and size is so interesting and the reassurance that the birds are unfazed by the minute it takes to ring and take all the vital data information about them.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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