Saturday, 20 August 2011

Marymead Garden

After about 4 hours of moderate rain, the sun is out again.

2 species that are scarce in the back garden decided to visit today, 4 House Sparrows, (2 adults feeding 2 young) and a Magpie on the feeders.

House Sparrows are frequent in neighbouring gardens but not here that often, not sure why. In addition, Magpie has been seen in the meadow and nearby but not in the garden.
Coal Tit heard.

At least 2 Tawny Owls in the Lime Trees (Tilia platyphllos) in the garden at 21:30
Regular visitors are still Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, pair of Carrion Crows and Dunnock.

There are 14 feeders in total in the back garden, with mixed seeds, Nyger seed, Sunflower hearts, Peanuts and fat balls.

2 Grey Squirrels in garden today and 3 Common Darters, a Migrant Hawker and 2 Brown Hawkers hunting in the meadow.
             L to R, Greenfinch, juv Goldfinch, Great Tit, adult Goldfinch

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