New Life in the Garden

It’s that time of year when everything is on the go, coming into bloom and some of the fledglings from different bird species are out of the nest.


One of the many starling fledglings that come to the garden; they don’t stay still for very long and are very noisy and still very hungry all the time – I love them, they remind me of someone on a ship the way they stand upright and then run as if a wave has hit the bow of a ship. 😀


This is the first time I have been able to capture our chaffinch that regularly visits. They are such a pretty bird and use the feeders down the bottom of the garden; very unusual to see it up near the conservatory.

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Here is a sequence of our blue tits going in with food and then leaving after feeding the chicks. The female and male are both on feeding duty at the moment and it takes between 30 to 45 seconds between feeds. I have been photographing and keeping a regular log of how and what they are doing. You can learn so much just by observing them and it has been great fun. 🙂


This is one of the adult starlings going into our trees; the young tend to wait in the trees as there is more cover for them, or until the adults call to them to come down.


Managed to get a shot of a male greenfinch feeding at our feeder station at the bottom of the garden. Greenfinches in this country have been on the decline because of a disease called Trichomonosis. If you are interested here is a link to the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology)  page that explains about the disease and what you may be able to do about it: Here

I hope things are going well in all your gardens?

These pictures are taken with my new camera – hooray! I’ve just been getting used to the settings and trying some things out which is why I didn’t post last week. I also have a proper update about the vegetables and flowers coming soon. 🙂



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