Monday, 27 February 2017

Getting Nearer to Spring

Dwarf Irises are past their best now but the first of the miniature daffs are blooming:

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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Visitors to the new Bird Table

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It didn't take long for the locals to start using the new bird table.
First brave soul was a Robin:
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Others included.....
Dunnock:
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female Blackbird:
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Starling:
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Great Tit:
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and Chaffinch
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I also noticed a Blue Tit but it was too fast for me. There were plenty of House Sparrows but they seemed to prefer the hanging feeder under the bird table.

Title was created with the Mac app Art Text 3 and the FeatheredFlight font.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A New Bird Table

While my new next door neighbours were fetching their various garden furniture I spotted a bird table with a high roof, just ideal for holding a miniature video camera. I asked them where it came from, hoping I could buy one. To my amazement I was given theirs. It had been made for them but they already have several others. Once the weather warmed up a tad I gave it a couple of coats of wood preservative and erected it last weekend:

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It was just in time. When I dismantled the old one it just fell into many rotten pieces. The birds are slowly getting used to the new one so I should have some photos of its visitors soon.

When I get fed up standing in the kitchen waiting for birds to arrive I can watch the video feed. The still camera in the kitchen is fitted with a wireless shutter control so when I see a bird arrive I can operate the camera remotely from the living room. That way I might catch the rarer or shy visitors which don't come if they can see activity through the kitchen window.

Monday, 20 February 2017

That Grey Heron Again (video)

Another visit to the garden by a Grey Heron: (no sound)



Unfortunately the automatic recording stops when it can't detect enough movement so I couldn't see whether it actually stepped into the pond on that visit. I know it has in the past.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Busy Bumble Bee (video)

I have two large clumps of Heather in flower at the moment. Once the Sun comes out they are attracting lots of bees and the occasional bumble bee:


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sunrise - Sunset

Sunrise Friday:

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Sunset Saturday:

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