I did wonder if the recent snow and freezing frosts would mean that my bird watching hour might end up being a bit of a disappointment, so I set up my ‘hide’ in the kitchen, armed with camera, binoculars, the kettle and a large piece of chocolate cake.
I had possibly overdone the bird bait though, as I also attracted the attention of the chickens and Blossom decided that perching on the windowsill was the best place to intercept any treats that might be meant for her wild relatives.
The hour passed by too quickly and it was great to take the time out to pause and observe the birds that visit my garden.
Fortunately neither Blossom nor the bad weather put the wild birds off and I had a wonderful time watching dunnocks, blackbirds, robins, wrens, chaffinches, wood pigeons, collared doves, crows, blue tits, and great tits. I even caught a glimpse of a buzzard circling above but fortunately it didn’t decide to visit my bird table!
My photographer friend, Harry, got some superb shots and will be posting them up as a guest blog here tomorrow, so stay tuned.