There were very few birds in the garden today, but it maybe due to activity as my wife was helping, okay doing most of the work due to my injuries, digging over the area that the hedge is to go into, hope to take some photos of the rest of the project, forgot today. It’s only about half done as she has to work Saturdays but it’s a start and it should be a few more days before the plants come. If you are after a good mix for a hedge the RSPB have a good page: RSPB – Homes for Wildlife – Hedge of Glory it takes you to the Ashridge Trees website for their package of a bird friendly hedge: Ashbridge Bird Friendly Hedge you can watch their video on how to plant a hedge:
Hi all, hope the new year has been treating you well. Ian from Riding the Waves to Eternity has joined in the fun of bird watching and is very close by to me, so be interesting to see what he sees in his garden, not just birds he’s listing he’s putting all his wildlife on a new blog called In a Corstorphine Garden – a great list of wildlife especially for a suburban area very cool! You can also follow Ian on twitter: Cosmic_Serf.
This morning started off very windy but has calmed down, the herring gulls that were flying over were really enjoying the gusts as were the 3 Carrion Crow that hovered by, a new addition to my year species list, once again from my garden (or flying over):
Another very quiet but very windy day in the garden! Mix of rain and I’m pretty sure sleet. Here’s my list as of 11.12am for Hogmanay:
Blackbird x 3
Coal Tit x 1
Dunnock x 1
Magpie x 2
I thought I’d do an afternoon count as this morning was so low, however the afternoon only added:
Chaffinch x 3
Robin x 1
Woodpigeon x 2
It was nice to see a Robin first time in a few days.
I hope everyone has a great New Years Eve, here’s photo from the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay torchlight procession a few years ago, sadly wasn’t there last night due to my torn ankle tendons, hopefully next year! Hope this gets you in the mood for NYE:
Hi all a very quiet day in the garden, still very strong winds, however last night at 1am the full moon was so bright I could here a Robin singing, was rather surprised! Here’s today’s list, only 7 species of birds and only 10 birds!