Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bird, wildlife and flower log, 9-15 September 2013

This week I have had to extract a snail from the snack shack, but I am sure it had already been cleaned out by the time it would have got there! Maybe it was just taking shelter!!!

Squirrel knackered leg has been around quite a bit this week but it's been very quiet for the other squirrels. It's also been very quiet for blackbirds, just sightings of them darting out from underneath the mahonia.

This picture of squirrel "knackered leg" I took back in June, as I've not managed to capture anything this week I thought I'd catch up on a previous photo. It's broken back leg is easy to see.

Squirrel © 2013 Natasha Forder
This weekend has been very, very busy for the little birds. Especially greenfinches and chaffinches. I only fill the seed and nut feeders to about a third everyday, as they would eat their way through everything if they were full. And over the weekend they have been finishing what is out by about 11 am. That means lots of hungry birds, eating lots of food. There are still lots of young ones around too. Fat balls and fat blocks are also disappearing fast!

And I nearly forgot I saw a little frog this week too. I haven't seen any frogs for a while. I rescued it from one of the bird drinking trays that it was trapped in.

The wind has been getting up all evening and it started raining this afternoon, so not the nicest of days.

Birds Wildlife and Insects Flowers
Blackbird – male, female, juvenile Grey squirrels Lobelia x speciosa fan salmon
Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile Snail Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chaffinch - male, female Slug Coreopsis grandiflora rising
Greenfinch - male, female, juvenile Frog (little) Coreopsis sunray
Blue tit - adult, juvenile
Gaillardia sunburst yellow
Great tit - adult, juvenile
Dunnock - adult

Robin - adult, juvenile

Jay - adult

Magpie - adult

Crow - adult

Nuthatch - adult

Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile

Collared dove - adult

Coal tit

1 comment:

  1. awww great photo of poor old knackered leg. Last time we rescued a frog, no it was probably a toad, was when were cleaning a water feature, the type with a cover over that the pump goes through a small hole and stones on must have been so small when it fell in there.