Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Birds

It has been a lovely day. Blue sky and sunshine, if a little breezy. I filled up the bird feeders and did a lot of dead-heading. One of the bean pots looked a bit dry so - lots of watering cans, and everything that looked dry has had a can full. As soon as it rains the water butt will fill. Because the guttering collects from the whole of the roof it fills amazingly quickly. Rain is forecast for tomorrow.

There is a jackdaw trying to cling on to the feeders, he's having a bit of a struggle! As soon as he moves on the little birds come back, and there are dozens of them. The year we have had 16 different birds on the feeders as well as some on the ground beneath. The only disappointment has been the non-appearance of long tailed tits, who visit a friend less than a mile away as the crow flies. At the moment the goldfinches are absent, but I imagine there are lots of seeding thistles close by. There are baby swallows in the coal-house. I wonder if they will fatten up enough for their long journey. We shall never know.


  1. Since moving just three fields away from the farm I have not seen a single swallow - I miss them.

  2. thanks for visiting the blog. I also knit socks but I have never tried toe up, maybe you can point me in the direction of a good pattern.