A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Monday, 21 January 2013
Fieldfare and a Snowy Garden
Heavy snowfall often brings more unusual species to the garden and early this morning I spotted a lone Fieldfare feeding on apples on the lawn. Its been around all day vigorously defending its "larder" from Blackbirds and Wood Pigeons or anything that ventures too close!
A few photos from our snowy garden
Snow Bear built by Brian and David
Sorry for lack of posts recently. I just haven't been anywhere to take any photos. I have been for a few drives and short walks round local lanes but seen nothing worth taking a photo of. Several trips have been made to Hams Hall Distribution Centre where Waxwings are now being seen fairly regularly but needless to say they have all kept well hidden whenever I visit :)
Eighteen species have been added to the Garden Bird 2013 Year list - highlights being Goldcrest and Stock Dove. Worrying absentees are Greenfinch and Coal Tit.
Regular visitors to my blog may recall that for several winters we have had a Wren roosting (and nesting in summer!) in a hanging basket on the patio. During the weekend I saw a Wren entering the basket at dusk closely followed by 3 others. Watched for half an hour the following evening and the four both turned up at the same time within seconds of each other. I shall continue to watch at dusk in the hope that numbers might increase.
Welcome to my blog. I have been interested in natural history from an early age and we have tried to create a garden attractive to wildlife. I also enjoy reading, photography, collecting fossils, visiting historic buildings and gardens and supporting Aston Villa. Please feel free to leave a comment and, if you would like to email me, my email address is ciraggedrobinsATgmail.com - remember to replace AT with @. Thank you for visiting.