Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Brambles, 29 September - 5 October 2014

Hello :)

It's weekly post time and this week is the start of my new log card for displaying what I've seen in the garden.

I've used Roots and Autumn Collection by Dawn Inskip for today's card. They are lovely digital scrapbooking kits and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out :)

This morning the garden was full of greenfinches, they were everywhere. Four just on one seed hanger, it's a good job they are quite social birds! I guess there were probably about twelve of them milling around.

The magpies are around all the time, and there are lots of them too. They are a real mob! I call them a mob of magpies, but when I looked it up according to one source they are called a tiding of magpies - and another source had a few other options too, congregation, charm, flock, gulp, murder, tittering and tribe. I prefer my version!!! None of the other birds get a look in with the food when they are around.

There has been a lot of bathing going on this week and the "drinking" facilities have been in constant use!

There are still lots of great spotted woodpeckers. Every time I look out on the back garden there is at least one in, and often two. I think that the numbers have been increasing since in the last couple of years.

Unfortunately I found the remains of a dead chaffinch on the lawn this week :( Just a few tail feathers and skull.

I'll be back next week with more about what has been going on at The Brambles :)


  1. Lots of Beautiful visitors, how fab to have seen a woodpecker as well as all the others too :)

  2. I still can't believe how many we get. It's great seeing them all though :)