I’ve been busy with my parents here again but have been trying to watch the garden as much as possible. I’ve also been doing a lot of DIY and work on the websites I do for actual work, now ISA Season is behind us a few banks and building societies are finally increasing interest rates for cash savings, best interest rates for term deposits and instant access for the UK can now be seen here: saverscene.co.uk/savings/ (now closed as I move into gardening as a profession) and for the highest interest rates in Australia: saverscene.com.au/finance/savings/ (now closed as I move into gardening as a profession) I personally find the interest rate differences between the countries fascinating, I don’t know if it’s something with people interested in birds and collecting that find mathematical problems and things like interest rates interesting? I know pretty much all birders I speak to collected stamps, cards or coins as a kid, many still collect things as adults, I’ve noticed Dr Who Figures, Star Wars Figures and other such things, or are obsessive list makers. I don’t have the cash for collecting, but like to keep lists and updated pages for those sorts of things. I like to see comparisons, graphs and charts, any other birds out there the same?
My garden bird list, and a few from just near Murrayfield, for April 11th 2013:
- Blackbird x 2 – males fighting for territory
- Carrion crow x 1 in garden, 3 mobbing the common buzzard.
- Common Buzzard x 1 – getting mobbed by a crow on the edge of the western approach near Murrayfield, Edinburgh
- Dunnock x 3
- Magpie x 2 – not sure if it was the nesting pair I’ve seen around a bit
- Starlings x 2 – and not the evening murmurations as usual.
- Woodpigeon x 5