In the middle of the night I was woken by a noise I hadn't heard before. It was definitely an owl but not the tawny owl which I sometimes hear. In the morning Steve and I were busy online investigating which owl it was and have come to the conclusion that is was a little owl.
I must have missed all the nesting blue tits leaving the nest but I've heard lots of little tweets from the trees. On Sunday I finally saw some young blue tits and great tits.
The young blackbird is now feeding itself but Mr Blackbird is still busy collecting mealworms... So either for another young one from this brood or maybe for a second brood, I'm not sure.
This week I've also seen goldfinches, they do visit but not very often and can usually be found on the niger seeds or sunflower seeds when they do. I've seen them once this week but over the last couple of weeks the niger seeds that haven't been touched for a while have nearly all gone. So I suspect they have been around quite a lot, I've just not been around to see them. Like the collard doves they usually visit in pairs.
|Young Woodpigeon © 2013 Natasha Forder|
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Blackbird – male, female, juvenile||Grey squirrels, lots of!||Lupin|
|Great spotted woodpecker - male, female||Various bees||African daisy|
|Chaffinch - male, female||Snail||Geranium|
|Greenfinch - male, female||Slug||Campanula|
|Blue tit - adult, juvenile||Pond skater||Helianthemum|
|Great tit - adult, juvenile||Aquilegia|
|Dunnock - adult||Rhododendron/Azalea|
|Robin - adult||Pontentilla|
|Jay - adult||Weigela|
|Magpie - adult||Foxglove|
|Crow - adult||Buttercup|
|Collared dove - adult||Daisy|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile||Green Hellebore|
|House martin - adult
(just the one this week)
|Goldfinch - adult||Water lily|
|Little owl - the sound of!|