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!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Back to Normal?

Well...finally the snow has melted!

For the first few days of the wintry weather, it was a novelty, fun, a bit of excitement........ after the 4th day of walking to work & back, it was annoying & boring and "will it just stop please?!"

Still, most of it has now gone & our County (Wicklow) has now been hit by flooding!

What is going on with the weather? We're just waiting for a swarm of locusts to invade us now!

Anyway, the good news is that we managed to restock on the bird food supplies today and we bought a cool donut shaped fat ball feeder!

The Tits just loved it and, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, my fave garden bird visited it this afternoon again and again!

Happy Days :-)


ShySongbird said...

I had to laugh about the swarm of locusts Sharon :)

I do love LTTs but haven't seen any in the garden since early last Spring. I have just ordered a new batch of fatballs from what should be the most reputable place, so if they are also rejected I may use them as cannonballs!!

Another lovely photo and that feeder looks very successful :)

The Early Birder said...

Water, water..everywhere now Sharon so hope you can stay dry. Cool new feeder and just great to see the 'Bottle' Tits enjoying your recent purchase. FAB.

Warren Baker said...

ooooh! that makes me so Jealous to see all those LTTs. :-)

Cheryl said...

Now that would be something to post a swarm of locusts!!

I love LTT, they are a great little bird...

Our snow has gone, hooray.....and we also have floods.......climate change??

Yoke, said...

Love that feeder, Sharon!
And so do your LTT's apparently.

Careful what you say about swarms, though; we might just get them..

Chris said...

That's a cool feeder and I'm happy that the snow melted! Then you can enjoy your garden... Let's hope the temps will not raise too quickly or your visitors might find nature food better ;-)

Jenny said...

Haven't seen one like that before, obviously a hit with the birds! Stay dry Sharon! (-:

sharon said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! I have to say the feeder is well worth the €15, best thing I've bought in a long while!