I filled the feeders up on Sunday evening and due to the horribly wet weather yesterday the birdies didn't visit until today. The rain didn't stop me though. Our Monday volunteer task went ahead and we were largely sheltered in the woods. A nice warming fire and some tea made (by me!) using the kelly kettle made the chilliness worth it. We piled the larger coppiced logs against trees to prevent them from rolling down the hill, and the smaller branches and logs we chucked on the fire.
Anyway here is Mr Blackbird in the garden just keeping an eye on me to make sure I didn't pilfer his worm!
The sparrows were squabbling amongst themselves for the remaining seed.
|Not a very sharp photo but was taken through glass and dingy weather. Shows the squabbling though.|
There were about 30 at one point, either picking at the fallen seed or waiting on various branches ready to take their turn. There was also a little blue tit, a great tit, a lovely robin, a collard dove and a number of chaffinches visiting the garden during the morning.
|Poor photo but shows a few sparrows lining up.|
This evening we nipped down to the strawberry fields and marshy fields where, last week, I had seen a fantastic specimen of Lawyers wig! The cap was much whiter then, and covered more of the stem. I think it is a rather charming fungi! The turned up black edges really do look like it's descriptive name! Think I'll keep checking back on it to see if it changes any more.
The old man's beard looked pretty against the vaguely pinky sky. The midges were out in force...
As we neared home, the clouds almost instantly turned pink, I love how quickly the colours in the sky change!
That's all for now folks. I hope you have all had a great start to the week :) I am off on a brushcutter course tomorrow. Then I will have that all important certificate (hopefully!) to say I can use one safely, which is important when volunteering or working for an organisation.