However, today has been a very quiet day for blackbirds, who usually eat from the tray (replaced with a spare one!). They have hardly been around and I've not seen our usual Mr Blackbird. I hope he is okay as he is still feeding his little ones. I get used to him being around when I am outside, he comes in as soon as I put food down for him in the morning, and a top up in the evening. He is there when I'm out gardening, and most of the time when I look out of the window. I've really missed him.
|Honey bee and majoram gold tipped © 2013 Natasha Forder|
This week has been good for butterflies. As you can see from the list below I've seen more than just the large white one! And a few of each as well, which is good news as usually I only see a couple each week.
Also this week I've finally seen what I've identified to be white-tailed bumblebees. There have been a few different bees around the last couple of days and as well as the white-tailed I've identified a male red-tailed. Previously I've only seen the workers. They are making the most of the lavender and flowers on the herbs.
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Blackbird – male, female, juvenile||Grey squirrels||African daisy|
|Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile||Snail||Geranium|
|Chaffinch - male, female, juvenile||Slug||Rose|
|Greenfinch - male, female||Backswimmer||Lavender|
|Blue tit - adult, juvenile||Bees - various||Daisy|
|Great tit - adult, juvenile||Large white butterfly||Lily|
|Dunnock - adult, juvenile||Red admiral butterfly||Hostas|
|Robin - adult, juvenile||Common blue||Honeysuckle|
|Jay - adult||Yellow butterfly -
brimstone I think
|Magpie - adult||Tortoiseshell butterfly||Hemerocallis|
|Crow - adult||Cats Ear|
|Collared dove - adult||Oregano|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile||Marjoram|
|Nuthatch - adult||Thyme|