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The Ants have flown

It is a strange phenomenon that different birds take the lead in song on different days it has been the Robin one morning and the Blackbird another.

Our fledgling blue tits came back for a visit recently looking very well.  How do I know they were the right ones...because the parents ignored me completely  as they always did when tooing and froing from the box through the carefully and thoughtfully placed washing.

The goldfinches are still eating us out of house and home so there must be an awful lot of them.  This happened last year then all of a sudden they disappeared just when I had stocked up with nyger seed which subsequently went stale. 

Sadly the Robin and Blackbird have stopped singing  until the moult finishes in August. It would be unbearably quiet in the garden if it were not for the non stop chatter of Jackdaws and  singing of the Goldfinches, but they too will be off to Africa soon with the swifts.  Thankfully the thrush and the wren have started singing again  after sever…

Memory Rings
All is very quiet in the bird box, the Blue Tits must have successfully  launched their young.  Last May's  loss is still poignant but they do se…

Little Egret
Similarly to this time last year we appear to have had a very dry March and April which will in all likely turn into a wet late April-May.  Going by …

Trees and Swifts
Summer visitors have arrived be it a bit later on the Wirral.  As we are so centrally placed in the country, birds either arrive north or south first…

March and Hares
No excuses anymore its time to get out there and watch the spring close up.  My spring resolution is 2 walks a week to lose Christmas and operation w…

STORM Doris
February grey is still the same shade as January ........grey, dull, dull,  dull.



but the all important difference being it is highlighted with openin…

Waxwings
Whilst the rest of the country was having snow, gales high tides,floods the Wirral had slightly  windy and almost balmy days.  The premise being if t…

Morons with copters
8 blackbirds and 6 Jackdaws are sitting  very miserably with hunched shoulders in the  Rowan trees with no berries left at the bottom of the garden. …

Winter Glows
Amazingly despite all the extremes of weather we have been experiencing some trees, oak and beech are still hanging onto their leaves. Even the roses…