Sunday, 9 March 2014

Bird, wildlife and flower log, 3-9 March 2014

Hi again, it's been a while, but due to lots of things going on I've had to take a break from blogging. Unfortunate as my plan was to document what happens in the garden all through the year. What I can say is that it has been busy. Mr Black has been doing a good job looking after his territory, there have been constant visitations by the goldfinches (which is unusual as they usually disappear for periods of time). Again the nuthatch usually disappears but has been around all the time too. There has been more blue tits than I can count and a few quick visits from the long tailed tits. Not many sightings of the dunnocks and also thinking about it, it has been a long time since I've seen a jay too.

The garden has been flowering for a few weeks too. First a few snow drops, then the crocuses and primroses. The garden is full of purple and lilac crocuses and these with the pulmonaria look great next to the yellows of the primroses and daffs.

With the lovely weather this weekend the butterflies have been out. There have been a few bees around for about three weeks now.

My neighbours removed a smallish tree today and I am now the owner of a few limbs :) which means that finally my "bug hotel" has a bit more substance! Actually, maybe I should really call it a "bug campsite"! It started out as a pile of twigs and now has some tree bits with it. But honestly, I can't imagine bugs are too fussy! It will need some work before it looks anything like the RSPB Wildlife Stack, but I am hoping the logs will create a good base.

No photos today, but I'm hoping that if the weather continues to improves I will be able to get out and get snapping.

Birds Wildlife and Insects Flowers
Great spotted woodpecker - female Grey squirrels Crocus
Chaffinch - male, female Brimstone yellow butterfly Daffodil
Greenfinch - male, female Peacock butterfly Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Blue tit - adult Large white butterfly Heather
Great tit - adult BeesPrimrose
Coal tit

Siskin - male, female

Robin - adult

Magpie - adult

Crow - adult

Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile

Collared dove - adult


Blackbird - male, female


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