Monday, 19 August 2013

Bird, wildlife and flower log, 12-18 August 2013

It is still quiet for squirrels at the moment.  This week there has again just been the two.  Both look very skinny as well, even though they are tucking into the peanuts and seeds.  Oh, and also my tulip bulbs!!!  With any luck maybe they will just have been re-burying them elsewhere in the garden!

This year one of the dahlias I planted two years ago has actually flowered, and it also looks like the begonias I planted might too.  Last year none of them flowered, so it's fingers crossed for this year.

At the weekend we took a trip to Birmingham to see Steve's parents.  There were the usual sparrows, starlings, blackbirds, robins, blue tits and great tits.  They still have sparrows that are being fed by the parents :)  I also spotted a couple of peacock butterflies along with some small and large whites.

Yellow Rose © 2013 Natasha Forder
Birds Wildlife and Insects Flowers
Blackbird – male, female, juvenile Grey squirrels African daisy
Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile Snail Rose
Chaffinch - male, female Slug Lavender
Greenfinch - male, female, juvenile Backswimmer Large Daisy
Blue tit - adult, juvenile Bees - various Lily
Great tit - adult, juvenile Large white butterfly Hostas
Dunnock - adult, juvenile Small white butterfly Birdsfoot trefoil
Robin - adult, juvenile
Jay - adult, juvenile
Cats Ear
Magpie - adult
Crow - adult
Nuthatch - adult
Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile


Gaura cherry brandy

Gaura lindheimeri belleza

Penstemon pensham czar

Lobelia x speciosa fan salmon

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Coreopsis grandiflora rising

Coreopsis sunray

Gaillardia sunburst yellow


1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful photo Natasha. Actually saw a male chaffinch, for the first time in ages - just hope he comes back again.
    And on 2 really hot days we had masses of those turnip sawflies everywhere x