It is nice to be back to see the changes that have occurred in just one week of being away, shocked by the amount of Daffodils in my garden, which can be great for attracting finches and I encourage to grow in the right spots in the garden.
This is the first spring I’ve been in the garden and I’m impressed by what’s coming up so far. As for the birds, not a great deal around, I did see 2 Coal Tits mating, but not sure if the blue tit has continued with the nest at the end of the garden, didn’t see any activity about it at all today. However that was the same last year in the previous garden, frantic activity for about 4 to 5 days, then nothing for almost 2 weeks, time to sit on eggs maybe? Then frantic activity for about 16 days, and 4 young eventually fledged.
Here’s the list for today:
- Blackbird x 1 – heard only
- Blue Tit x 1 – think it’s the one nesting in the nest box, but haven’t seen any birds in the box.
- Carrion crow x 1
- Coal Tit x 2 – saw them mating.
- Dunnock x 3
- Greenfinch x 2 – my mum who is visiting from Australia felt these looked like Budgies! Guess she doesn’t notice the parrot beak to the finch beak, she was a little away from them, so I’ll forgive her.
- Magpie x 2
- Woodpigeon x 2