Tuesday, 4 February 2014

the birds

Our birdfeeding station. We all have breakfast together!

We have plenty of sparrows, (tree and house ), chaffinches, great tits, cole tits, blue tits and possibly a long tailed tit.   A couple of blackbirds have passed by .
The woodpecker has been to the electricity supply pole across the road occasionally, but we wont see the Yaffle or green woodpecker for  a while.

A cock chaffinch hogged the table for over 15 minutes yesterday, stuffing himself with food and chasing everyone else off- so he thought- others dashed in for a beakful behind his back!

All the chickens have gone from the yard, a couple because they decided to investigate the road outside. Most went to the local fox as they weren't always shut up at night, and Charlie isn't stupid....

I'm not sure that we will be getting our own chickens for a while yet.  We still want to travel and its not fair to pass the responsibility of their care to others.


Michèle Hastings said...

I would love to have chickens too, but like you, it makes traveling difficult.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

so pretty! love the little blue ones...we dont have them here.

gz said...

You have plenty of lovely birds, Kerry!

Joanne Noragon said...

Though her words are simple and few
Listen, listen, she's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"