It’s that time again to find and dust off your binoculars!
To fill up the seed trays and bird tables with a variety of goodies that your feathered friends will enjoy, and take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend.
You know you will probably attract Mr Nutkins, but his cheeky ways always makes me smile
There is something about birdwatching that brings me a sense of calm.
I delight in the beauty of the birds that decide to visit my garden banquet.
I get outraged when the title -’ little brown jobs’ get thrown their way!
I love the design of each bird, whether they are brown or multi-coloured.
I have had debates with my husband’s gran about who the nice birds are, and the ones who need a wake up call; apparently the robin and jay are on her naughty list.
I grew up on Beatrix Potter stories, so I can’t help but imagine what the birds story may be as they feast, chatter, play and fight…
Perhaps that’s why I wrote a children’s story involving a runaway pigeon – called Percy.
When I was at school, I started a new family tradition that if I saw a kestral or a buzzard on the way to school – it would be a good day!
I love the robins, blue tits, great tits, long tailed tits, doves, pigeons, starlings, woodpeckers …that regulary visit my garden. I find peace at night listening to the call of the barn and tawney owls, in the woods opposite me … on my wish list I still have to see the amazing starling displays!
Will you be taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch?
Take part with thousands of people across the county and discover the birds that visit your garden, to help research into how best we can help them.
For more details please visit the Big Garden Birdwatch to register and download a recording sheet. It’s only for one hour during the weekend of the 28th-29th January 2012.
I would love to know what birds visit your garden, so please leave a comment and share with me
- RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 (thegardensmallholder.wordpress.com)
- Take Part In The Big Garden Birdwatch 28th or 29th January 2012 (femaleimagination.wordpress.com)
Just for a giggle, hope you enjoy the below video