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, April 10, 2010

Lucky Day

Today was a good day! Firstly we were greeted with this when we awoke....

Yes, we do actually have blue skies in Ireland! And it forecasts it to be like this all next week!  It is true that sunny days automatically puts you in a good mood.

So, with the sun above us and the birds chirping away, we put up our new feeders....

and within 15 minutes we had our first Goldfinch visit us (in fact we had 3!)

It didn't take the Starlings too long to sample the menu either!

We spent the morning in the garden planting flowers and veg (beans & salad) and there was one Starling that wasn't at all bothered by us and carried on munching away as if we weren't there!

The more time I spend in the garden the more I love it!
Then I got really lucky and won on the Grand National!
I must thank AP McCoy for my €200!!  I wouldn't normally encourage gambling but I think I may have to bet on the US Masters just to see!


Warren Baker said...

'Dont push it' Sharon :-)

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely pictures Sharon, specially the first of the Goldfinches.

Cheryl said...

Sharon.....Amazing how the birds flocked to your new feeders.
Starlings never hang around too long if I am outside, looks like you may have a friend.

Has a robin turned up yet??

Well done on the GN. My husband won fifty pounds. First time he has ever bet on a race......

Jenny said...

I'm glad the garden is turning out so well. Those birds must think the've died and gone to heaven when you moved in! (-:

Rhona said...

Hi Sharon,
Where did you get your ground feeder?
Great posts :)

Sharon said...

Thanks for all your comments.
Cheryl - unfortunately still no sign of the Robin - not even heard one in the vicinity!

Rhona - thanks for dropping by - I bought the feeders from CJ Wild birdfood in the UK & got free delivery over here for spending over €80! I tend to buy most of the stuff from them (or Woodies if I'm in a hurry!)

Phil said...

Hi Sharon. Looks like you spent most of that E200 on some good feeders that helped you get those photos. Keep up the good work!

Chris said...

Hi Sharon,
I agree with Bob, beautiful pictures especially the first one of the goldfinch. I guess we will soon see more ;-)