Young Robin - taken 2009 in back garden - Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland


When was the last time you actually watched wildlife in your back garden?

Today? Last week? Can't remember? In today's modern world, we are finding it increasingly difficult to relax and take time out from work or family. This blog is to remind you all of the free entertainment that we can enjoy each and every day - WILDLIFE!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Well, the peanut butter is still intact (untouched!) but the good news is that 5 Long Tailed Tits passed through the garden this morning, so at least I know they're still around AND there were 2 Goldcrests chasing each other through the bushes - things may be looking up!

I know this is a back garden blog but I went to our local nature reserve today (Blackditch) and saw a huge amount of dragonflies, I found them so pretty I just had to share! I admit I don't know what type they are or anything about them, I'm afraid.

There were also at least 30-40 Goldfinches in the trees eating the seeds from the pine cones, I've never seen so many before so it was a real treat!


Warren Baker said...

Top Dragon looks like a Common Darter. the bottom one looks like a Migrant hawker. Look out for siskins in the goldfinch flocks Sharon

sharon said...

Thanks for the info Warren. I'll keep an eye out for the Siskins, I didn't realise they would flock with Goldfinches, we used to get them in our old garden so I'm hoping we'll get them here too.

ShySongbird said...

Goldcrests in the garden! Oh my, I would just love to see one anywhere!

Lovely photos of the dragons.

sharon said...

Thanks ShySongbird - I must admit I love the Goldcrest, I didn't think we could get a bird here smaller than the Wren, then this tiny tiny bird appears with a thin gold stripe - they are just gorgeous!