View From The Conservatory


Our New Neighbour, Blue Tit
Our New Neighbour, Blue Tit

 

We put this bird box up last year, well after normal nesting season.

The Wrong Type Of Feather ?
The Wrong Type Of Feather ?

 

So you can imagine how chuffed we are that we have new tenants in the first year since we opened for business.

Geronimo - Blue Tit
Geronimo – Blue Tit

 

We have been watching them coming and going for quite a few days. The photo shows the removal of what must be the “wrong” type of feather. 

Can’t wait to see the young when they emerge..

View From The Conservatory


Topped up the bird feeders earlier today. Threw a bit of feed on the bird table and just for a bit of sport spilled a bit onto our wonky feeder over the bird bath. Just making sure that the birds had plenty of options open to them.

I knew that arch criminal, and bird food thief, the squirrel would be doing the rounds to help himself. If only a few minutes ahead of those big fat bird shaped vacuum cleaners, the wood pigeons.

What I didn’t expect was that, having already visited the bird table, the squirrel would move on to new pastures.

Feed Thief
Feed Thief

Feed Thief, Who Me ?
Feed Thief, Who Me ?

I don’t mind them filling up. All wildlife is welcome and they do tend to leave the feeders on the house walls alone. So there is plenty to go round for the Robins, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Coal Tits and Dunnocks that are our regular visitors. Even the Carrion Crows visit although they tend to gather the flickings from the bird table. To be quite honest I think they prefer the curried rice which I have taken to putting out.