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)
Starlings (a lot!)
Mallard duck (male and female but not together)
Although not an actual ‘Gardening’ post, it does relate to the garden!