Sunset, cat and wild birds.
Here we are into 2023 and we have had some horrendously wet and cold weather with a few bright spells and some nice sunsets to appreciate (image 1). An innovation in our house has been looking after our daughter’s cat while they were on holiday and which cat rapidly took over the whole house (image 2).
Mary had a friend staying and we all inevitably spent time looking across the garden to see what birds were about and we spotted a fair selection.
Pride of place perhaps went to two tree creepers running up and feeding on our oak tree (image 3). It is always good to see great spotted woodpeckers and we had both a male (image 4) and a female visiting. We had not seen greenfinches this year until the 13 January when three turned up at the bird feeder along with a chaffinch (image 5). Long-tailed tits were attracted to the feeders (image 6) along with blue, great and coal tits. Other birds that turned up included dunnock (image 7), Jackdaw (image 8), blackbird, house sparrow, magpie, crow, robin, starling, wren, wood pigeon, collared dove. A total of 19 species which was quite good. Also two squirrels (image 9).