During a shower of rain last Sunday I had a flock of Sparrows visit my benches looking for insects, oh, and the usual Blackbird looking to remove every bit of moss it could find!
I keep a log here each year noting the date I see the first Swallow arriving for the Summer. The last two years have been on the 16th & 17th April, this year we are ahead of schedule with my first sighting today. A glorious Easter Monday with blue skies. A great way to start the day.
My son spotted this newly fledged Sparrow hawk on my greenhouse this afternoon. I crept forward to see how close I could get, with my camera in hand of course.
Very life like don’t you think 🙂
This young blackbird snuck into my garage on Saturday past to get away from the heavy rain. It perched on top of the wrong tree 🙂
I had to catch another on in the poly tunnel before it done itself a mischief! Another smashed a pot in the greenhouse!! Found a few plants ripped out of the pots too, but you got to love them all the same 🙂
I compete with my Dad every year to see who can spot the first Swallow of Summer. Yesterday I was visiting him at the farm where I grew up and guess what flew over head? I saw it first though 😀 A nice moment to share.
This little Coal Tit has become a regular visitor to my Living Room window where he is keen to find insects on the window frame. He announces himself with a tap tap with his beak 🙂 He perches on trees outside before launching himself toward the glass.
My display benches have become a playground for some newly hatched birds over the last week. A young blackbird awaits it’s Mum on my pots while two young Robins fight each other for the right to sit on my trees. All very entertaining 🙂 If I could only manage to get the camera out quick enough to capture the little Wren that does a patrol of my trees each day looking for greenfly.
Accent about to tumble!
inspecting the wire