After a loooooong break from here (is it really November?), I’m pleased to say I’m back feeding the birds! The disease affected a couple more Greenfinches, so I waited for the feeders to empty then took everything down for a couple of months. The garden was given a chop back of hedges / bushes etc and I’ve now set up the feeding stations again 🙂
Sadly, Colin’s health deteriorated and he ended up going blind in both eyes. He started walking round in circles & bumping into things – needless to say he didn’t make it – I have to say I actually shed a tear for the poor thing 🙁
On to a happier note, House Sparrow numbers are still just as high as last year (if not more) in our back garden and are happily munching their way through the endless bags of seed! Two Goldfinches are also visiting the Nyger feeder every day, and we’ve started attracting the Blue Tits & Coal Tits again, so hopefully once the weather turns slightly colder we’ll get more & more in the garden!
The Starlings don’t seem to have noticed that the food is back at “Chez Shazza”, but I’m sure they soon will, especially with the apple & peanut butter that I’m putting out – who could resist?!
Oh and the Robin which I desperately wanted when we first moved in, has finally started coming into the garden on a more regular basis – Yay 🙂
No photographs this time, but hopefully will post some next time. I hope all my regular followers are still around & I’m sorry its taken so long for me to update!