There are a number of baby birds in the garden now. At long last I have seen the Robin's Child, which pleases me no end, and the Blue Tits and Great Tits also have extremely noisy children who sit in the Twisted Willow and squeak half the day long.
The Robin's Child
The Great Tit's and their Child (in middle of feeder)
Love mum or dad taking off in the background to the left in this shot
The Great Tit's Child will ask anyone to feed him, including the Blue Tits who landed on the feeder at the same time!
A Bald Headed Blue Tit.
Lord only knows what happened here.
The Mice are getting braver...
Out in Daylight yesterday...
Stage Two of Squirrel Invasion has begun.
They have discovered the feeders on the front garden beside the Hen House. Teddy has wizard ears and can hear the faintest whisper of their little feet even when he is indoors, which leads him to rush in and sit at my feet pointedly staring at me and whining and grumbling insistently until I let him out. They drive him batty. He is desperate to form the "Squirrel Hunters Club", but as Dougal has gone home it'll be a club of one unless he can persuade doggy chums Oscar and Bramble to join.
Now that the macro is working on the camera I'm taking close ups of everything! The purple lupins are looking good....
Unfortunately, greenfly have got to the pinks...
Far nicer to end on the lovely Goldfinches (who are back in the garden but still hiding their child away somewhere secretive)
My application has gone in for the BSc in Ecology and Conservation Management starting this Sept. If I get in you have approximately two and half months before I start boring the pants off you with all the new things I am learning. I should make your break for freedom now!
M is home for a week so posts may be thinner on the ground than usual. We're planning on taking advantage of the lack of grumbling small people to visit old houses and do lots of walking through our lovely June countryside (and indulge in a few pub lunches along the way....).
I hope your week has started well.
Until next time,