It was a lovely sunny day here in Edinburgh but I was inside most of the day doing updates for the finance site about ISA, Savings and Credit Cards over on www.saverscene.co.uk (now closed as I move into gardening as a profession) I still managed to be out with Chewie (my dog) as 2 Long-tailed Tits flew into the garden, heard them a long time before we saw them, as always fantastic birds, happy to be very close to me as they fed on the coconut fat halves from RSPB – Box of ten Coconut halves. The birds love them, when they’re finished and taken as much as they can I put them on the ground and the fox cleans them out. I then face them down onto the ground under compost heaps and let them sit; the amount of wildlife that gets under them is amazing, worms, woodlice, slugs, and many other grubs – turn the soil into lovely fertile soil and help with the rest of the compost, you just have to remember where they are before putting a fork into the ground!
Here’s my diminutive bird list for today:
- Blackbird x 1 – heard only
- Blue Tit x 2
- Carrion crow x 13+ flying over at dusk
- Dunnock x 2
- Long-tailed tit x 2
- Woodpigeon x 1