edwink wrote: »
Sounds lovely Karmacat. I'm now trying to work out how it is part of peoples back gardens. I'm trying to picture it but it's difficult to do.
We have a local heron down by the canal, you can easily spot him when driving past. He just stands there looking all grand and absolutely beautiful. When he flies off it is surprising how big his wing span is. One landed by our old smaller pond once and I didn't notice he was there when I opened the gate and when he saw me he took off and boy did he make me jump. He was much bigger close up than I expected him to be.
How sweet calling the birds that visit your garden LBB (Little Brown Birds). Think I should call our visiting birds that too now . We love watching them having a bath flicking water everywhere and find them fascinating to watch. We have little Goldfinches, a pair of Bullfinches, Blue tits, Great tits, long tailed tits, a single Jay, Robins, Wrens, Dunnocks and occasionally a beautiful Woodpecker visits. Hubby makes sure there is plenty of food for all of them all because we grow all our veg organically so need them to visit to get rid of all the insects for us Mind you they didn't do a very good job looking after our kale last year because that was absolutely covered in bugs, maybe I should have a quiet word with them about that :rotfl:
Karmacat wrote: »
I nicked the LBB thing from my sister, I love it :rotfl: You do well with yours, I don't think I have quite that many. We have a rookery nearby, and there's also a little nature reserve (the flood plain of a local stream) I can always see a few birds of prey hovering there. Its a good variety. Sorry for the slight hijack beyond hens and ducks!
MysteryMe wrote: »
Very sorry to read about Pingu, a beautiful duck who was lucky to have such caring owners. I hope Hoppy does not start to miss her too much.
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