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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?


KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
11 Feb 2021 9:41AM
I fed the birds this morning...............gosh, it's cold out there! When I looked out of my window I noticed 6 blackbirds, all male - where have all the females gone!?!
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
11 Feb 2021 11:17AM

Quote:I fed the birds this morning...............gosh, it's cold out there! When I looked out of my window I noticed 6 blackbirds, all male - where have all the females gone!?!

Six! Goodness me. Perhaps the males are out foraging for their women-folk at home.

I haven't seen "my" blackbirds for a couple of years now. I think it's because I stopped putting feed on the ground as it encouraged a whole crowd of pigeons every day, and rats. Shame.
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
11 Feb 2021 11:36AM
We don't get starlings! I haven't seen one in a long time.................well, the last time I saw one was back in 2019 BC (before covid) - at my daughter's house, in Exeter!
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
11 Feb 2021 1:25PM

Quote:We don't get starlings!
No, I've got them all. Sad
DaveRyder Plus
6 5.1k 7 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2021 8:46AM
A pair of Robins (they sound delightful), Blackbirds, spotted a single Greenfinch yesterday and ...... a couple of field mice - don't think I'd see them in the same way if they were in the house.

Plenty of snow around the heather.

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AlexE 4 176 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2021 1:48PM
On the subject of wildlife...I put in some sheep so I won't have to cut the grass this spring Grin
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
12 Feb 2021 4:35PM
Just looked out the window to see the lawn covered in starlings and doves, all pecking away. I can't think what they're finding as the lawn has either been flooded or frozen for a few weeks.
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Feb 2021 8:40AM
Probably Leatherjackets
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
13 Feb 2021 10:08AM
I was stood in my hide (aka sitting room) watching the snow falling, when I saw the leaves under our hazels were 'boiling'. When I looked through my camera I saw a flock of Redwing, tossing the leaves right, left and center!!

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Not good light and they were moving quite quickly, but I managed a 'record' shot! Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
13 Feb 2021 11:08AM

Quote:Probably Leatherjackets

Ah, thanks for that Keith. I looked it up and it's highly possible that's what it is. Smile
chavender Plus
10 482 1 France
23 Feb 2021 10:25AM
Things are moving insect wise here in my part of France, This morning I saw a brimstone fluttering about plus a hummingbird moth feeding on the rosemary and the bees seem to be on every flowering plant.
We are set for a period of warmish sunshine over the next few weeks so fingers crossed.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
23 Feb 2021 1:23PM
Glorious day here in London. Just mowed the lawn for the first time this year and did a bit of weeding. Lovely. Smile
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
24 Feb 2021 5:42PM
Saw a female Blackbird with a mouthful of nest material in garden this morning.
Unfortunately it flew off down the road,Sad
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 180 England
24 Feb 2021 6:38PM
Just a 'heads-up' to pet owners - Paddy (cat) came in today with a tick! I was hoping for a few more weeks before they turned up!

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