Early SpringMonday 5th March 2012
The early spring was heralded by the appearance of a new visitor to the garden; a bullfinch!
Now this might not seem a very exciting sighting but for the devestating effect the last two winters had on small birds in this part of the country. I found a greenfinch frozen to death on a windowsill, sadly, I imagine it was trying to get some heat from the window. Another victim was a goldcrest which I found dead on the driveway, this was particularly upsetting as it was the first one I had ever seen, they being very secretive. The mild winter and lovely early spring we are experiencing, hopefully will redress the balance
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It is Spring
The late spring has had an amazing effect on the trees and bushes. ...Thursday 27th June 2013