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!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Discovered another visitor to our garden today...... a small rat!

I know I shouldn't really encourage him (or her?) but I throw food out all the time in the back whether its cheese, seed or nuts and I don't mind who eats it... rat, mouse, birds, badger or fox!

The way I see it is the woodland out the back of our house was there before our house was built, so in theory we're trespassing on the rat's property!

And as long as there's plenty of food outside, it means it won't want to come inside! The photos aren't the best but the light was really gloomy (raining again!) so it was the best I could do!

....... and I'm a sucker for a cute face! :-)


Warren Baker said...

Good on you for not shrieking out in panic mode just because a Rat has come into the Garden, my neighbours complain like mad when a Rat appears, and keep on moaning until I am forced to despatch it. :-( I shoot them rather than poisoning them, I hate the thought of poison being passed on through the food chain.

ShySongbird said...

Well done Sharon! As long as they stay outside live and let live, I say. I do wonder what visits my garden at night as, not being an early riser, I tend to put food out late so that it is there for the birds early in the morning.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.