Tag: bird feeders

  • Waiting For A Table

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today, Jackie drove us to Frances’s home in Wroughton, near Swindon and back. We sat and talked in her garden, where her trug and its contents had clearly been put to good use.  Prospect Hospice where Chris died two years ago, has a Bluebell Walk which is undergoing […]

  • 40+ MPH

    Unless I am seeking good light for photography, I am fairly impervious to the weather. Not so the head gardener. Jackie is usually very even tempered. Except when we have a heavy wind (or another driver is ‘up [her] bottom’ on the road). Then she wanders around the house muttering imprecations, before dashing out into the garden […]

  • Sharing A Meal

    When we arrived in Downton on 31st March last year, clumps of large leaves were present in the front garden. Following our policy of giving unrecognised plants time to make themselves known, we refrained from disturbing them. These produced nothing more until now. We don’t know what they are. Does anyone? The holly leaf in the […]

  • A Dusting Of Snow

    Hampshire, this morning, enjoyed its first what the BBC News called ‘a dusting of snow’. Unfortunately, although Jackie and I are both feeling a little better today, I am still not well enough to get dressed and go outside. I aimed my camera through the glass of the kitchen window. Small birds can be seen […]

  • Have I Simply Gone Mad?

    A robin and a blue tit saw off a nuthatch from the bird station.  Really it was the robin who did the business, the tit being like the little kid who eggs on the bully to snatch some of the glory.  The robin then stood guard, looking threatening, while the tit, knowing he didn’t belong […]

  • Best Before

    Seated with our coffees in the arbour this morning, Jackie and I noticed that the area around the bird bath was alive with tits and other birds.  They were in and out of the bath, but mostly flitting and swooping from shrub to tree.  We thought this must be because it is a seed season. […]