Garden Visitors

Our garden borders on to fields and woodland, and we see a wide variety of birds and animals. Two especially welcome visitors in the last couple of weeks have been this beautiful red squirrel, which we see fairly regularly, and a very large brown hare. This may be the leveret that spent several weeks around … Continue reading Garden Visitors

Squirrel Feeder Update

This was the scene at our squirrel feeder box today. Clearly they got fed up with having to lift the lid to access the food, and decided to chew the front off instead. This is apparently quite a common problem with wooden feeders, and as it’s the third time they have destroyed one, we have … Continue reading Squirrel Feeder Update

weekly photo challenge: (extra)ordinary

   Starlings are very underrated birds. From a distance, they can appear to be rather drab and dull. Seen close to, however, they really are extraordinary, with a beautiful irridescent sheen to their plumage. They are also amazing mimics. The one in the photograph convincingly (and rather confusingly) imitated a level crossing warning, a mobile … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: (extra)ordinary

uninvited guests

We seem to have some uninvited, though not necessarily unwelcome, guests taking up residence in the outside wall of La Petite Maison. We noticed a couple of bees buzzing around the house yesterday, and on closer inspection they were busily flying in and out of these little holes in the south-facing end wall. I assume that the holes must … Continue reading uninvited guests