Wednesday, 20 April 2016

20th April was a beautiful day!

Hello everyone....this has been a most wonderful day - the sun has shone from morning until a short time ago. Our usual family of blue tits has started to build in the nest box high up near our back door. When we are eating we can see them going back and forward with nesting materials. The rest of the birds are obviously sitting on eggs most of the time as really apart from a month ago there are not so many to be seen in the garden. Of course there is always Bobby Robin (at least 3 males which I saw at the one time) who follows my husband around in the hope that he'll disturb the ground and thus give him a little worm. He (Bobby Robin, not my husband!) will also come and sit on the bushes nearby when I am hanging out the washing. We have a cherry tree at the front and two thrushes are busy feeding hopefully 5 chicks as my husband got a ladder and checked for eggs maybe three weeks ago and there were 5. Just hope the cats will not destroy the chicks like they did last year. There is a constant hum of lawn mowers as folk keep their lawns looking pristine. Here are some photos of our back garden. The spring flowers abound at the moment. There is a lovely perfume when one walks down the path. The two white patches on the path are where I feed the birds who like to be ground fed. The blackbirds will appear a few minutes after I leave the food....breadcrumbs, fat balls crushed up and sometimes peanuts (whole) and mealworms which are devoured immediately. I can see the blackbirds picking them out before eating anything else. Take care until next time.

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty flowers. You have a lot of birds. We don't have many since I quit feeding them. Not to many folks in my area feed the birds. I did see a hummingbird at my feeder tonight. He was probably attracted by the jasmine that is blooming now.

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  2. Wonderful flowers Joyce can smell the fragrance from here... I remember them as was over at your place at the time in 2012, it was end of April, and right royally you toured me around your beautiful country too. Lovely sunny weather then too. You do have loads of birds I don't feed them as they've plenty of food around here and does them good to forage for it, we don't get your cold.
    I've a burd bath and clean water and that's it, plus planted lots of burd loving plants.
    Thanks so much for sharing and bringing back memories,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  3. Mm funny we actaully have birds not burds.. It wouldn't auto correct those two but went yo auto correct this time. Oh well y' knew wot I meant. Xxx

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  4. Oh well Sharon birds or burds, who cares....maybe you were putting on a wee Scottish accent!
    I remember when you were here, yes, the weather was stunning and cold with it....yesterday and Sunday were exactly like that but today it is raining and bitterly cold but those wee burds are enjoying the worms on the lawn.

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  5. Oh well Sharon birds or burds, who cares....maybe you were putting on a wee Scottish accent!
    I remember when you were here, yes, the weather was stunning and cold with it....yesterday and Sunday were exactly like that but today it is raining and bitterly cold but those wee burds are enjoying the worms on the lawn.

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  6. What lovely rows of joyful jonquils, Joyce! Your bird antics sound so enjoyable to watch. I'd love to be there at feeding time. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kindness. No one can ever take the place of a loving mom and I do miss here every day. Sending you hugs across the pond!

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