No new photos this week, instead here is a photo of Mr Chaffinch that I took a while back.
|Mr Chaffinch © 2013 Natasha Forder|
Master Black was also around when I arrived home Sunday. I went straight outside to restock the bird food and there he was having a bath in one of the drinkers! I didn't realise until I was really close. He looked at me and then carried on!
Wednesday before we left Mrs Sparrowhawk appeared, this is the second time I've seen a female in the garden, it is usually a male. The blackbirds and chaffinches were around. I saw one of the Mr Blacks head for the cover of the mahonia and then out of nowhere was the sparrowhawk. I am not sure if it got anything, I couldn't see, but somehow I think it did.
There were two male blackbirds around that morning and both were not looking so good. They both look like they are going bald. With the Real Mr Black looking worse.
I also had to rescue another little frog from one of the drinkers again this week, so I've removed that one for the moment as it appears they can't seem to get out of it once in.
The little owl was also noisy at the beginning of the week. It's been ages since I've heard the tawny so I wonder what has happened to it. Bird calls are not my strong point and I have to listen to lots examples before I can make a decision on what I am hearing, blackbirds being an exception!
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Blackbird – male, female, juvenile||Grey squirrels||Lobelia x speciosa fan salmon|
|Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile||Snail||Ceratostigma plumbaginoides|
|Chaffinch - male, female||Slug||Coreopsis grandiflora rising|
|Greenfinch - male, female, juvenile||Frog (little)||Coreopsis sunray|
|Blue tit - adult, juvenile||Gaillardia sunburst yellow|
|Great tit - adult, juvenile||Sedum|
|Dunnock - adult||Begonia|
|Robin - adult, juvenile||Sunflower|
|Jay - adult|
|Magpie - adult|
|Crow - adult|
|Nuthatch - adult|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile|
|Collared dove - adult|
|Sparrowhawk - female|
|Little owl - sound of|