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Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:17

We get jays here and, like Liri, have only ever seen them feed from the ground.  The magpies, however, will give anything a go - the bird table, the feeders, the fat balls.  Our feeders are on shepherd crook type affairs and you can see them flexing under their weight.

Last edited: 14 January 2017 09:18:52

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:09

Flood danger was mostly coastal this time Pat - and seems to have thankfully passed without incident

Think we're heading out for a walk today too  Our garden is still covered in snow from Thursday night, so will wrap up warm ⛄️⛄️⛄️

Have a great weekend - hope the lurgies and colds are now on their way.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:45

Made it . Apart from the first bit (out of the ravine) it was not too bad.  And now.... that there salt won't mine itself ........

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 06:47

We crossed Joyce .....glad to hear you're thawing out

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 06:46

Oh yuck Poor Mr Fidget. Hope he gets home safely and its not been too much of an ordeal.

Love that sky Pat - and the way your red hot pokers are shining out in the corner of that photo

Not looking forward to negotiating the ice on the way to work this morning  Main roads only is my plan.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 23:04

Good for you DD - absolutely the right move.  And daffs appearing is a good sign of a new start too 💐💐 (I know thats a tulip emoji, but you get the drift).

Magnet is lovely Fidget (but only £2, which makes a big difference) ....long pedical (?spelling) means the flower head waves about a lot, which makes me smile.

Chicklet having a good dose of revision stress atm ......I am so glad I will never have to do another exam ever again, but I am feeling her pain. This time next week they'll all be done and she'll get her smile back 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:52

Snow here, and laying, but very slushy.  Risked bringing the car down the hill - if necessary I'll work from home tomorrow morning til it thaws .

Hope GWRS isn't coastal Lincolnshire - sounds like it might get a bit hairy

Obxx - last nights purchase was a "Magnet" - they only had the earlier flowering ones for sale last night.  But "grumpy" and "augustus" are firmly on my wishlist for next month

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 06:46

Hope DiL recovers quickly LilyP, and that Clari is feeling better this morning.  Certainly seems to be a lot of it about

Went to a great talk at the Garden Club last night .....theme was to disprove the saying the a snowdrop is a snowdrop is a snowdrop.  Some incredible photographs and some beautiful (and actually very different) flowers.  Always inspiring to listen to an enthusiast.  This one opens his garden on a Saturday morning in February - its in my diary

Hoping to avoid the snow this evening - might make getting home a bit tricky......did I ever mention I live in a ravine ??

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 21:58

I'll be counting🕊🕊🕊🕊

Do it every year, and nearly always see something different - just shows what a difference standing still and watching properly for an hour makes . Only time I have ever seen a sparrowhawk in this garden was on a Big Garden Birdwatch.

Can you identify these viburnums for me?

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 07:11

Ok, scrub that suggestion - bodnantense are all pink.  But maybe a V. Farreri ...... Have a look at this s article

The one in the headline photo might be a candidate?

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