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Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:25

I did my RSPB Garden Birdwatch count this morning between 9.30 and 10.30 this morning.  I saw

Robin            1

Jay                1

Blackbird       1

Starling          1

Goldfinch       8

Woodpigeon  2

Collared dove 1

Blue tit            2

Great tit          1

Coal tit            1


The wren and dunnock didn't make an appearance and neither did the house sparrows, all of whom are fairly regular attenders, and usually there would be 3 collared doves and several starlings.

While I watched I saw the pair of bluetits inspecting the nest box

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:16

What a small world!!!   Waitrose is our corner shop


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:14

Panda!!!  I just read back!!!  What are you like???  Are you ok??? ((hugs))

I'll put my bird count on the birds thread in a minute.

Don't go on trampolines if you value your knees - I deconstructed mine on a trampoline - never been the same since!!!

Also a very fit and lithe farmer friend of mine broke his back on a bouncy castle when he was in his early 40s!  Permanent and life-changing.  Adults are different to children.!!!


Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:09

I'm between Norwich and the A47, not far from the UEA

You'll have to join in some of our East Anglian outings to visit gardens in the summer

Black squirrels

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:02

A partially melanistic red squirrel?


Edited to add:  Ah, not a Red Squirrel - an Eastern Grey Squirrel in America

porridge oats

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 12:00

Our garden birds don't seem to eat bananas - but you know you can put the bananas in the freezer (in their skins) and then use them (thaw for an hour) for  banana cake when you have time. 

Or you can peel them, cut them in half and freeze them in a bag and use them to make smoothies.  That way you don't add ice so you get a fruitier smoothie


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:52

Save some for me

Lovely leeks!

Apricots and Figs

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:51

I'm from Suffolk - whereabouts (roughly) are you?  If you don't mind my asking

Black squirrels

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:40

Ah, Stotfold - Ma and Pa used to deliver milk from the farm around there many many years ago.  We lived on a farm near Flitwick when I was small

Cutting Back Climbing Honeysuckle

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 11:31

Looking at it with my specs on I think you're right Fg  - I wish I could zoom in on that pic but I can't enlarge it. 

I agree tidy it up and it'll soon grow again. 

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