More of the wet stuff again this morning and it lasted most of the day.
In terms of garden birds, the first arrivals were the two Lesser Redpolls. During the next hour the following arrived albeit in small numbers now that Spring is here.
A Song Thrush (very rare so delighted to see it) - no picture as too dark.
Goldfinches, Ring-necked Parakeets, Blue Tits, Feral Pigeons, Greenfinches, Robin, Dunnock, Magpies, Starlings and Great Tits. Strangely not seen any chaffinches as yet.
The Blue Tits who were finding the nesting wool the other day, have not taken any more. I assuming that they either a) have a very cosy wool-lined nest now or b) have found something else
However, today it was the turn of the Great Tit. Their behaviour in gathering the wool was very much different to that of the Blue Tit. Whereas the Blue Tit would try many angles, including hanging upside down, the Great Tit maintained an air of dignity by standing on the top of the container and pulling chunks of wool towards it.
The garden pond is heaving with tadpoles; whether my little pond will provide them with enough food at this stage I don't know. None have legs etc. yet so will be watching them closely from now on.
That's all for today folks!
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