Sunday, 30 October 2011

hazel delights

Just thought I would share these photo's of the hazel in our garden, taken late afternoon today.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

nest boxes

It is that time of year again when our nest boxes need to be emptied. We had a great success this year only one of our boxes wasn't used at all and another was abandoned when wasps decided to nest in it instead.

The tits abandoned this nest box when the wasps took over, but at least it provided a nesting place for some form of wildlife even if it wasn't what I would have chosen.

this one was successfully used by a family of great tits

And this by a house sparrow family

and again this one was used by house sparrows. I love all the feathers in this one!
They have now all been emptied and returned to their positions ready for next spring!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

longtailed tit

Just one of a flock of long tailed tits that were flying through our garden today

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Set for hottest October day ever recorded

So as we are enjoying this fantastic mini heat wave I thought I would show you a few garden views of today,
Our sunrise,

A surprise flower, I didn't plant an evening primrose here it just appeared, and has been flowering for a good month or so!

these chamomile are giving us a wonderful show this year.

Unseasonal -Foxgloves in flower - in October!