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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Not a lot!

Nothing much happening with me at the mo. Haven't been able to do much walking/birding etc. for various reasons which I will not bore you with.

Now that we've some milder temperatures, the bird numbers in the garden have dropped somewhat and yesterday a Blue Tit was inspecting the nest box - not for very long and then flew away - hey ho!

This morning, in the garden observed from about 7.30 a.m. onwards (OK - I admit it - I read in bed and therefore missed dawn!!)

1 x Male Brambling (he's back!)
1 x Female Blackcap
2 x Great Tits
2 x Blue Tits
2 x Dunnocks
2 x Blackbirds
2 x Robins (must be a pair - quite happy together)
5 x Greenfinches
8 x Goldfinches (numbers down considerably)
5 x Ring-necked Parakeets
several Feral Pigeons
1 x Jay (but 3 seen chasing through the Oak Trees)
AND
Frantic frog movement in the pond (which I think has a leak - oh joy!!)
1 x grey squirrel
1 x field mouse enjoying the sunflower hearts
and Woodpecker drumming heard again.

So all-in-all a quiet morning.

Crocuses blooming along the grass verges of the roads and my first daffodil in flower in the garden. Some sun would be nice.........

7 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Not much happening anywhere! Yea, bring on some sunlight!!

Liz said...

Oooh, a Daffodil already? Mine are only just poking their heads up, but perhaps I have later flowering ones?

Your bird numbers weren't too bad! I'd like to have Brambling and Blackcap, thank you please :)

It's been sunny here for a few days now, yesterday was lovely - I had the day off and pottered around the garden, sowed some seeds, sat in the lovely warm sun with a cuppa, very relaxing.

The Early Birder said...

I agree with Liz, Blackcap & Brambling in the back garden would be icing on the cake for me.
Lol FAB

Tricia said...

Warren - hopefully we'll get some soon :)

Liz - glad the sun's shining somewhere

Frank - I am lucky to get them I know!!

mick said...

Any garden that has that many birds coming in must be a great garden! The crocus and daffodil sound lovely.

Lily said...

Love the 'frantic frog movement' - sounds like a new dance craze!

Tricia said...

Mick - I've been feeding the birds for some years now - I think word gets around about the bird cafe!

Lily - you never know!! Lol

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