Birdwatch continued

So, the temperatures have crashed and the birds are coming to the bird table in flocks. Isn’t that just typical? Not much sign of them for the annual census, but once the paperwork is past, out they come!
My home-made fat based bird food (using all the nuts and fruit and crumbs at the bottom of the baking cupboard) is going down well – especially topped up with bird seed and dried meal worms. A splash of hot water in the water dish conquers the ice – at least long enough for the birds to top up with water.
So, today – fieldfares, blackbirds, robins, blue tits, long tailed tits, great tits, wrens, jackdaws (grrrr) and the odd sparrow plus a wandering pheasant and an overhead buzzard. Dum dum di dum….. must start earlier next year and overwhelm the birds with kindness ahead of the count!
(I would post a few photos, but the camera died this weekend.)


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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