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I’ve had a bad time recently with hospital tests that have knocked me out, although I do now have a photo of the inside of my stomach! Not sure it’s for the blog though :-) Now it’s time to get back to blogging.

The garden has been quite busy over the last couple of weeks even though the weather has been rubbish.

The 3 hedgehogs are visiting every night, and sometimes sleeping in the hedgehog box.
Hedgehog in Lawn

Hedgehog

More butterflies have started to appear. Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Small Tort, Large and Small Whites, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Meadow Brown

Gatekeeper

Bird numbers and species are down but that is normal for this time of year although 4 Siskins and 5 Goldfinnches have stuck with us. The Coal Tit has returned and is looking new after it’s moult and we now have 2 Chaffinches back. Swifts have disappeared, last saw one on 1 August, but Swallows and House Martins are still regular. There are also 2 buzzards regularly hunting the area too.

Coal Tit

Chaffinch

Buzzard

I think that’s everything caught up with now, let’s get to it properly.