Over the last couple of days in the garden, I've had so many young birds and other not so usual sightings. This morning at about 6.45 I had a very very rare visit from some House Sparrows. Originally alerted by their twittering I then saw 5 young one accompanied by Dad. Great!! Also heard then saw a Green Woodpecker; saw 5 young Greenfinches and 4 young Goldfinches on the feeders with various adults. Also heard a Spotted Woodpecker, several Ring Necked Parakeets as usual and some Blue tits together with Great Tits and the usual Feral Pigeons. All this within about half an hour. Whey hey!!
I went out to fill up the feeders and came across this Toad on his way back to the pond. I'd seen a baby toad yesterday whilst I was clearing a very over grown area of the garden. I'm leaving some of it overgrown now!
It was very quiet under the apple tree and as I looked towards the feeders this young Blue Tit was watching me!
Two (young I think) Magpies were having a conversation on the distant roofs.
I then headed off for West Sussex and a visit to Mum. We tried out her new motorised Scooter walking along the beach. It was very overcast to begin with although very humid. Finally the clouds began to part and the sun shone through - creating wonderful vistas!
We had lunch at our favourite place - the Blue Bird Cafe (had Brie and Bacon Toasted sandwich with a great salad garnish - yum yum) and bumped into my daughter and grandson who had visitors down for the day. Great to see them all. J and his friend had been in the sea - fully clothed!! Nice one J. :D
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