Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Return of the Feathered Freeloaders

by admin - 18:30 on 14 November 2010

No martens have visited the garden for two nights – another no-show and I'll start to get worried.

But it's an ill wind. The nuts and raisins left on the windowsill overnight are snapped up first thing in the morning by the birds who flock each day to the feeders, blue tits usually getting more than their fair share.

Winter must be getting closer, for more birds are taking advantage of free food. The number of tits, sparrows, robins and chaffinches is growing, and this morning I saw the collared doves, who are irregular visitors. The first dunnocks I've seen for months were also in attendance.

So efforts to improve my bird snappery will begin from tomorrow. I've even cleaned the window. Until then, here's a portrait of Mr P taken a couple of days ago.

Pheasant 2

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