Monday, 17 June 2013

The Brambles

Mr Blackbird © 2013 Natasha Forder

The Brambles is a mix of trees, shrubs and flowers, a small pond and a “lawn”, although more moss than grass!  From oak tree to primrose, badger to pond skater, The Brambles is full of life all year round.

The different seasons not only bring different weather and plants but also a change in the “visitors”.  I always have a book of garden birds and a pair of binoculars to hand because sometimes I have a more unusual visitor to hand.  One I might not have seen before!

All the time I discover new things about The Brambles.  Only this week upon hearing lots of little tweets did I realise there is a family of blue tits nesting in a little alcove in the roof at the front of the bungalow.  Two busy parents back and forth with lots of bugs and grubs.  I had been too busy watching the family in the nest box in the back garden and I had missed this one!

Mr Blackbird has been collecting food in the garden for some time now and finally last week he visited with one of his young.  Feeding it with some soaked mealworms I had put out shortly before.  So great to finally see :)

I am looking forward to seeing a few more families with their young in the garden soon.


  1. Fabulous photo Natasha - what a huge mouthful he has collected.. Gill x

  2. Thank you :)
    He has been very busy!