Wednesday, 14 March 2012


We have lived in our present house for some 24 years and during most of that time House Sparrows have been absent, we used to have a flock up to 1992 but since then just the occasional visitor. Yesterday, when I was in the garden, I could hear them calling from the next door neighbour's garden but was unable to sight them. Today- great news - a mini flock of just six birds - but sat close to the window and calling like mad. I really hope they become regulars.

House Sparrow

House Sparrow
House Sparrow
The Dunnocks are hyper active too, not sure where they build their nest but it must be close by. I suspect the Robins are now a pair as they tolerate really close company, having dug some of the flower border late yesterday afternoon, they were both feeding within 3 feet of each other. The same can't be said of the Blackcaps, the male constantly drives away the female, mind you he drives away everything at the moment.


When I top up the feeders I have been scattering peanuts on the lawn, we have 2 Jays and I wanted to get some photos but they are very nervous. Anyway they have now dipped out as the local Carrion Crows have twigged and as soon as I approach the feeders they settle on the roof anticipating the free feed, when I come indoors they descend, polishing off the peanuts in a few minutes.

Carrion Crow

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