It has been a strange week! A week in which I haven't felt myself, a week in which I've done very little except a couple of walks I didn't feel like going on and reading a couple of books one of which I couldn't put down, I'll write about that in another post.
I've done the washing and ironing and vacumed the carpets but that seemed to take all my energy. I even missed Five on Friday as it somehow passed me by.
I managed to summon up the energy to think about taking an hour out to watch for birds visiting the garden in order to participate in the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch. We do this every year and I always enjoy it but it is always the case that the birds you see before and after the survey are always absent when you want them.
On Friday we saw eight Goldfinches, four Chaffinches and loads of Blue Tits, Saturday was so wet that we hardly saw any birds. We did the survey between eleven and noon today and below is a list of the birds visiting our garden in that hour.
3 Wood pigeons
1 Collard Dove
2 Long Tailed tits
We were hoping to see blue tits again and had just about given up when just one appeared about five minutes from the end of the hour. I was so glad the Thrush visited and it was such a joy to see the two Long Tailed Tits.
Squirrel in the foreground with a Robin and a Sparrow waiting for it to go so they could get to the feeders.
Thrush, this one visits everyday at the moment and on Friday we saw two so there is a pair. There is also a pair of Robins, it's great when you see both at the same time.
Chaffinch, I took this photo on Friday and we didn't see any during the survey.
Long Tailed Tit, Paul took the photos of the Long Tailed Tits through the conservatory window on the feeders just outside.
I love these little birds.
The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is spread over three days this year so you can still participate tomorrow if you haven't already done the survey over the weekend. Just click on the link for more details.