It seems that I need to be a little more careful about what I say on this blog. In my last post I made reference to 'poor health' and, as I'd not posted for a long while, it seems that some people thought that I was seriously ill! Sorry if I gave that impression, and thank you for your concern. In reality, all I had was a stomach problem which meant that I didn't dare venture far from home unless certain facilities were available - you probably get the picture!
And the reason for the long break in posts to this blog is that I've been on holiday in Scotland and, although I've been back for a week now, I'm trying to fit in photo processing between attending to a backlog of other things that need doing! It's possibly going to be another week before I'm ready to do a post on the Scotland holiday!
I came back to a garden that's grown into a jungle, and it's quite hard to see the garden birds now. However, the garden is full of young birds - mainly Starlings, but also Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird and Woodpigeon. The Great Spotted Woodpeckers are coming to gather food about every half hour and we guess that it can't be long before the young fledge - we hope they come to visit us. The female bird is looking particularly scruffy and worn out, so she'll be glad when they can forage for themselves!
I did manage to get in a short owling session on my local patch on Monday, and found one Little Owl at my Site No.30. I even braved two fields of cattle to get to the site - now that the calves are somewhat older, the cattle seem to have calmed down a lot, but I did carry a stick just in case!! So here's a shot from that session just to keep things warm.
|Little Owl - my Site No.30|