Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Sunday, 27 January 2008
He was ringing from his garden on this occasion. There was a nice mix of birds including Blue Tit, Siskin, Robin and Lesser Redpoll. The Blue Tit was a feisty character! (-:
Last week I went up for my fortnightly stint of gardening for my Mum. She lives in the village of Colesbourne up in the Cotswolds. She has 1.2 acres of very wildlife friendly garden which slopes down to the River Churn.
It's a lovely part of the country with plenty to keep me enthusiastic as to what I might see there. On this occasion, whilst digging over the vegetable plot, I had a Tawny Owl calling, a Mistle Thrush singing at full throttle, Siskins overhead with their mounful call and a Sparrowhawk being mobbed by the local pair of Kestrels. She also gets some great birds on her feeders!
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Sunday, 20 January 2008
Saturday, 19 January 2008
It's kind of difficult to know how to start when the weather here in southwest Britain so far this year has been sooooo dreary, drizzly and damp. So, I decided to raid my store of lush, warm summer photographs and post one of those to help anticipate the spring and summer to come........that's the theory anyway!
Last year, this Silver-washed Fritillary posed beautifully on a thistle at East Woodlands, near Longleat, just 10 minutes from home.