This is the second day of my new blog and I've still got a great deal to learn about the mechanics of posting so, please bear with me! Although I shall attempt to update the blog regularly it's unlikely to be daily. Time will tell ...........
Nothing of any great excitement to report today. Mostly domestic tasks- groan! Finished (at long last) making my Christmas cards and generally busying about. Gosh, this is SO exciting - you've probably fallen asleep already!
Very heavy frost again this morning and the pond was frozen over. So there am I, with daylight only just beginning to peep over the horizon, clad in my pyjams and putting container of boiling water on the ice in the pond to create a breething hole.
The birds are eating me out of house and home but is it so very worthwhile as I'm getting a very good number of garden visitors.
The Blackbird was first to arrive as usual, closely followed by Blue and Great Tits. Then later the "mob" of Goldinches arrived - all 26 of them with a few Greenfinches. A pair of Magpies demolished the food on the ground, competing with the Woodpigeons.
The pair of Jays occupied their usual spot at the end of the garden - somewhat disappointed that the Magpies had scoffed all the food.
Was delighted to see the female Blackcap who has visited daily since last Friday (14). She seems to love the fat feeder and spends some time there.
About 11 Ring-necked Parakeets descended on the garden having been enjoying what warmth of the early sun up in the Oak Trees. As they landed on the feeders the Goldies flew up to return once the Paras had settled. Little and Large together!
The Pintail, of course moves slowly around the pond driven by the breeze.
A couple of days ago I decided to take some winter pics of the garden - so here they are.
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