In the Garden

5th MAY 2010

There's quite a bit of bird activity in our garden at the moment. The pair of Mallards visit our pond most days for a couple of hours. A Blackcap comes across from the other side of the railway to get a drink of water from an old washing-up bowl. The Tits, Robins, Dunnocks, Pigeons, Magpies, Jays, Goldfinches, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers and others regularly come to feed. The Great Tits are nesting in the neighbour's fence. But best of all is a pair of Wrens who are currently filling a nest box with moss and feathers.

Wren update 9.5.2010: Returned from weekend away to find Magpie had harassed the Wrens enough to frighten them away. Moss and feathers from the box were spread over the lawn. I had seen the Magpie doing it before we went, and tied some holly over the box to make Magpie access mre difficult.

I noticed that one of the Great Tits on the feeder had non-standard markings around the back of his head.

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