Garden Stars

January 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

Pied Billed Grebe

This weeks photo is of one of the Fieldfares that were feeding on a single hawthorne bush at the rear of our garden last month. The garden has certainly starred this week with two Buzzards overhead on the 11th January, five Bullfinches on the 13th ( two females and three males) and eighteen Blue Tits on the 5th. Having seen Waxwings eating apples on a tree down the road I decided to put some red apples on branches in the garden. I didn’t have to wait long for on the 12th at 9.00am I walked out of the back door and heard a Waxwing. Two of them were at the back of the garden looking at the apples. Unfortunately at that very moment the window cleaner appeared with his ladder and they flew off! However it shows that it will work and more apples have been put out and I await their arrival.

During a short walk around Tandle Hill on the 13th we heard a Green Woodpecker calling for some time.