Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bird, wildlife and flower log, 19-25 August 2013

Although it is quieter for squirrels at the moment there are still a few visits. Either to dig up the garden or take on the challenge of a bird feeder! This one is situated on a wire across part of the garden and up until now I didn't think it had been squirreled! But ah, I was wrong!!! I caught squirrel knackered leg on it this week. In this photo you can see the broken back left leg. It is amazing how they move along the wire, commando style!

Squirrel © 2013 Natasha Forder
Monday morning I found Leo the cat in the garden, twice, and I escorted him home twice too.  Only to find out he didn't stay home long. All the birds in the trees at the front were giving warning calls. He's lovely but a nightmare around birds and squirrels. He's also molting at the moment and looks half the size and I am sure I ended up with half of his fur on my trousers!

Tuesday morning whilst out feeding the birds I found myself really close to one of the young blackbirds.  I'd already put down their food and was filling up a seed feeder when I saw it a couple of feet away!  I stayed very still and watched it as it ate and then came even closer for a drink :)

The young woodpeckers are still distinguishable but only just about as their red heads are slowly disappearing. They are still visiting lots and still eating lots of fat block.

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 Dahlia
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
Collared dove - adult
Goldfinch 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. Great shot of poor old 'knackered leg' but his disability certainly isn't holding him back, he looks in really fine condition x