With the recent inclement and windy weather it has been very difficult to capture images of our regular garden visitors. First up is one of the Robins that posed one evening in the shelter of the pittosprum.
We have also been watching this other individual (one of this year's brood) who has a novel way of getting a snack from the fat feeder. He (or maybe a she) stands underneath the feeder and then launches VERTICALLY to peck and hopefully return to the ground with a tit-bit. I'm sorry this is not a brilliant pic but it was taken late in the day through the double glazed window.And here is the same youngster having a well earned rest, perched in the hawthorn.
I'm pleased to report that the House Sparrows are back (both adults & juveniles probably from the 2nd or even 3rd brood) but their appetites are costing me a fortune in feed!
"If he filled this up it would be much easier to reach".
Collared Doves are also voracious feeders and regularly maintain a watch to check when the feeders are topped up.
Very few butterflies in recent weeks except regular forays by a number of Wood Whites. This one captured on a Hibiscus.