Spring Flora

The garden is really starting to come alive after this week’ s warm weather. The bank outside my front door is planted with lots of different Hellebores and a selection of bulbs…. it… Continue reading

Nest building activity

The blue tits in the oak tree nest box seem to have satrted collecting nest building materials more seriously today…. although they seem to have removed it as fast as they have bought… Continue reading

First Chiffchaff of the Spring

I heard my first ChiffChaff today! Sure sign that spring is here. There is one individual who has been calling all day today. For those who don’t know what a chiffchaff sounds like,… Continue reading

Odd box update

I am still having less interest in this box than the oak tree one, but the house sparrow male was in the garden again today, but he didn’t look in the box again.… Continue reading

Have they started?

 Have the blue tits finally actually started building their nest? I caught a couple of bits of footage today of them bringing some moss and some grass in. They also popped in and… Continue reading

Nestbox update

The oak tree box is still leading the way in terms of number of visitors per day. The bluetits are in and out every ten minutes or so, although some interest from nuthatch (see… Continue reading

Nuthatch visitor

Delighted to see that a nuthatch actually came into the oak tree nest box today and had a good look around. I have seen a  couple of beaks, but they have not looked… Continue reading

More frogs …… and spawn!

I cannot remember having so many frogs in my relatively small pond! I counted more than 30 today and one end of the pond is just completely full of frogspawn! I spent quite… Continue reading

Blue tit visitors

I got up quite early , as it was a beautiful sunny morning and climbed up into the treehouse to try and get some shots of the blue tits coming in and out… Continue reading

Mystery Beak

On watching the footage back today this beak made a brief appearance….. difficult to see in the picture and it was only on three frames.. this one showed the most. Quite a long… Continue reading