Friday, October 13, 2006
The Keen Ornithologist!
I looked out yesterday to see this enthusiastic birdwatcher sitting in the oak tree to get a better view! I just managed to get this photo before he scampered down the tree and away. Yesterday afternoon I cleaned all my birdfeeders ready to be filled and put outside today. Here they are all lined up on the terrace wall to dry. I get a lot of birds because it's the right sort of garden for them, plenty of food and cover and nesting places. In winter I get even more and usually keep a tally of sorts, one year we had over 50 different kinds over the winter months. This was at a point when we had four cats and I've never had a problem combining cats and birdfeeders though Raffles, my half Siamese did catch quite a few, he also caught squirrels, moles and field mice - he's been hunting in the Summerlands for many years now but lived to be 19 years old. I still miss him. I'll look for a photo of him and post it at some stage, his reign was before the days of digital cameras.
Lots to do today so will just finish with a photo of yesterday's daybreak, I love sunrises and sunsets and plan to try and improve my skills at photographing them this winter.
and just one more of the front garden as I went out with Bilbo yesterday morning.