National Gardening Week: my contribution #2

Although we haven’t really got anything to invite them in yet, I am looking forward to watching the birds visit our garden. Hubby’s Christmas present is up at the back window now, but I can’t see any when they visit.

I got so much pleasure in the cottage watching blackbirds raise their young, see the robins squabbling over territorial rights, Portly and Breast doing their thing and surprisingly not breaking any boughs, the family of tawny owls that sat in the silver birch tree one evening, and even a duck came and rested under our bush of whateveritwas (we never knew) under the apple tree.

I took part in the RSPB garden watch for several years, and although I sat in the marina  car park in January 2015 and got some surprising results, I didn’t participate thereafter.

This is a list of birds we have seen  in our garden so far (front and back).

Blackbird (male and female)
Robin
Kestrel
Wood Pigeons
Coal Tits
Wagtails
Goldfinch
Starlings (a lot!)
Mallard duck (male and female but not together)
Crow

Although not an actual ‘Gardening’ post, it does relate to the garden!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to National Gardening Week: my contribution #2

  1. colinandray says:

    We have lots of Canada Geese (giant ducks with attitude) here. Want some?

  2. Oh, keep us informed of the bird feeder happenings! I have a camera to put out at ours this year, so I can keep an eye on them even when I’m not there. Of course, I have to actually take the time to put the camera out before I can do this, so who knows when this will happen.

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