Sunday, 16 December 2007

Dorset Back Garden, messing about

After breakfast had 15 minutes watching the antics in the garden through the scope. It just goes to show how we can easily miss things through assuming we know what's there; while watching the feeders, a female Blackcap came into view. Would I have seen it if I hadn't been watching closely? and wonder how long she's been in the garden un-noticed?. And that's my first Blackcap of the winter.

Apart from that, the usual suspects, Greenfinch, Starling, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Robin, House Sparrow, Blackbird, interesting though that the Goldfinch have abandoned the niger seed for other seed in seedheads in the garden, with a liking for Evening Primrose. Also entertained for a while watching a Rook keeping 2 Jackdaw at bay on the bird table.

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