Sunday, 30 June 2013

Bird, wildlife and flower log, 24-30 June 2013

I can't believe how tall the foxgloves have grown this year.  Not only are they tall there are lots of them.
Each year there is usually at least one white plant with the rest being what I consider the standard pink colour.  Some of them are taller than me!  The tallest are a bit over six feet in height.

The lupins are doing really well this year.  I grew them from seed three years ago and each year they have produced more and more flowers.

The weigela flowers are beginning to fade but the senecio has just started flowering, the bush is full of buds and a couple out in flower.

This week has been exciting for bird sightings, I have had my first sightings of a young great spotted woodpecker, young robin and a young greenfinch.

Lupins © 2013 Natasha Forder

Birds Wildlife and Insects Flowers
Blackbird – male, female, juvenile Grey squirrels, lots of! Lupin
Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile Foxes - two adults African daisy
Chaffinch - male, female Snail Geranium
Greenfinch - male, female, juevenile Slug Campanula
Blue tit - adult, juvenile Pond skater Helianthemum
Great tit - adult, juvenile Bees - various Aquilegia
Dunnock - adult Tree bumblebee Rhododendron/Azalea
Robin - adult, juvenile Early bumblebee Pontentilla
Jay - adult Buff-tailed bumblebee Weigela
Magpie - adult Red-tailed bumblebee Foxglove
Crow - adult Common carder bee Creeping buttercup
Collared dove - adult Large white butterfly Daisy
Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile Small white butterfly
 - unsure what type
Green Hellebore
Coal tit - juvenile Rose
Nuthatch - adult Water lily
Yellow poppies
Birdsfoot trefoil


  1. Wow your foxgloves are tall Natasha. Great photos too.
    Do you find that your Weigela blooms again for a second time later in the year?
    I've still not seen any greenfinches for ages, but had a young Magpie in garden today though... Gill x

  2. Gorgeous flowers and photo of your lupines, its great visiting your blog and following the adventures x