Hatchings

It appears to have been a week of hatching here. The Robin eggs have hatched! They appeared to hatch on Friday. Not sure how many there are yet though, it's quite difficult to tell from the photo. It looks like … Continue reading

No Mow Pays Off

For the last two years I haven't being mowing, just strips so there are paths to walk around the garden. It's now really paying off with an increase in the numbers and variety of insects and wildflowers in the garden. … Continue reading

Dawn Chorus and Late Nights

A lot has been going on this week so I'm going to split this into a few posts this week. The 4th of May, as well as Star Wars Day, was International Dawn Chorus Day. I set up a digital … Continue reading

A Tale of 2 Nests

Things have taking an exciting turn. Not only have the blue tits started incubating, but a blackbird has built a nest and laid 4 eggs so far and is incubating them. I managed to get a cam on the blackbird … Continue reading

The Sun Came Out!

The weather has changed a bit here, sunny but still chilly at night. This has prompted some changes in the garden at last. The Blue Tits have been adding dog hair (that we leave out especially) to their nest and … Continue reading

In Limbo

Well, spring has ground to a halt here. Cold temperatures over night have put paid to anything really changing here in the last week. Still no sign of any hedgehogs (maybe they knew the cold was coming!) and insect numbers … Continue reading

Spring is Springing

Spring is officially here. I've heard a chiffchaff sing, so that's it, it's Spring! The chiffchaff made a brief appearance in the garden on Thursday and then started singing from a nearby tree! This week has brought about the first … Continue reading