Where do I begin?  After weeks of neglecting Weekly Tweet & all the blogs I follow, I can now get back on track – my business is now full time which means I get my evenings & weekends back to enjoy the birds again! Happy Days!  Of course, that means you have to read more of my waffle πŸ˜‰
First things first updates on our garden activity:- we still have plenty of juveniles visiting – Goldfinches, Greenfinches, Starlings, Sparrows, even a couple of young Linnets (no photos though, I’m afraid).
Another piece of good news is the Housemartins won their nest back & are busy flitting back and forth feeding – I’d love to see them fledge (especially as I now work from home) but don’t think I can sit glued to the window all day (unfortunately)!
We have been inundated with Starlings every day and I’ve noticed about 3 that have varying discolouration to their heads / beaks.  Does anyone know what this is? Have they picked up some kind of illness or is it just different colouring?
Another piece of good news – guess what we rescued this morning?  This fella was found down our drain (we must get a cover for it), a bit wet & probably tired but was a good size and seemed okay.
We placed it at the back of the garden, next to the shed where its all overgrown and covered in leaves / ivy.
After watching it for half an hour (just to make sure it’s okay), it started to move and has now buried itself underneath all the leaf litter.
This is my first encounter with a Hedgehog over here in Ireland and I’m pleased to say it was a happy one!