Actually instead of a photo I am sharing a collage scrapbook page, which I created from nine other scrapbook pages of the wildlife in the garden. I created it for a Daisytrail Alpha Word Challenge, the page had to include the word Wildlife. I created the background paper, the template and the alpha myself in Craft Artist.
After the goings on a couple of weeks back between two pigeons I'm expecting to see a young one or two in the near future! There was a little bit of blue tit interest in one of the nest boxes, but as I've not seen anything recently I guess it must have gone elsewhere :( Although some of the blue tits have been raiding the baskets on the garage again for nesting material, so they can't be too far away.
Unfortunately I saw a female chaffinch with a damaged wing the other week. She could still fly, but not very well and stayed in the garden that day. I've not seen her since but yesterday whilst in the garden I found a dead bird and I think it is a female chaffinch. I just hope it didn't damage itself on the patio doors. The birds often fly into them and this has killed several small birds in the past, which is really sad.
The blackbirds have all been stocking up on the meal worms we put out and then flying off. So I can only assume they have had their first brood. There is a resident Mr Black in the back garden and a different one in the front. So I am looking forward to seeing lots of young ones in the garden soon.
I'm sure that wasn't everything over the last three weeks, but as the post is already quite long I shall leave it at that for now.
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Great spotted woodpecker - female||Grey squirrels||Camellia|
|Chaffinch - male, female||Brimstone yellow butterfly||Yellow flowered shrub|
|Greenfinch - male, female||Peacock butterfly||Pulmonaria (Lungwort)|
|Blue tit - adult||Large white butterfly||Heather|
|Great tit - adult||Pond Skaters||Primrose|
|Siskin - male, female||Bumblebee||Forsythia|
|Robin - adult||Clematis (hardy variety)|
|Magpie - adult||Viburnum tinus (I think)|
|Crow - adult||Hellebore (green flower)|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile||Forget-me-not|
|Collared dove - adult||Pansy|
|Blackbird - male, female||Aubrieta|
|Jay||Yellow flowered shrub|