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Well it’s a real sign that spring is here and summer just around the corner. Out in the garden this morning- marveling at the beautifull rainbow colours of the dew drops on the lawn- I heard the first Cuckoo call of the year.¬† I have also noticed the Swallows are returning after their epic journey form Africa. It’s always a wonderful sight- and a joy to hear them twittering on the telephone wire that leads from our bedroom to the telegraph pole out the front of house. Brightest Blessings.

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Mistle Thrush.

We are so blessed with allsorts of birds in our garden. This year we have a new comer- The mistle thrush- so much bigger than the song thrush with beautifull markings and they are very feisty too- seeing of the Magpies. We have Gold crest- Blue tits- Coal tits- Great tits- Sparrows- Starlings- Robins- Wrens- Magpies- Blackbirds- Song thrush- Mistle Thrush- Wood Pigeons- Crows. Then of course the ones that are not in the garden, but regularly fly by- Swans- Herons- Buzzards ( only a few) – Geese. Yes we are blessed indeed. Brightest Blessings.

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We have 3 differant kinds of bird baths in the garden- all in differant areas- for the differant birds. The tall one is under the tree with the nut feeders and fat balls. The smaller birds tend to use this one like the sparrows and tits. The shallow but very wide terracotta dish amid the herb patch is where the wrens & robins tend to go. Under the old twisted apple tree is an upsidedown bin lid- this is where the Blackbirds go- and they queue up in the tree above- it is quite amusing watching all the differant birds and their preferences. Brightest Blessings.

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Why is it you never have your camera to hand when you need it. Today at work, I just glanced out of the the large floor to ceiling window of my reception area to see a Red squirrel running like crazy to get away from a mad wagtail- which seemed hell bent on chasing it around for whatever reason. I can only assume the squirrel must have been searching for food and strayed  too close to the Wagtails nest! We watched the chase for a good few minutes as the confused squirrel forgot how to get out of the courtyard and back to the woods. Eventually he found his way and shot of leaving the Wagtail- pipping & wagging furiously. It was all quite amusing. Brightest Blessings.

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Its the time of year for the Starlings to nest & nuzzle, You can tell by the bird poop all over the cars. We have the same thing every year and probably the same pairs too. They rustle about very early in the morning ( Waking us up). They rustle about at night (getting comfy for a snooze)and keeping me awake. But this year is the first time we have noticed them throwing out other Starlings eggs. Apparently this is quite normal behaviour for some females- They lay an egg in a hosts nest and take one of the hosts out. We have found 3 to date, which have been dropped on the lawn- unbroken. Seems sad but they are too cold for us to try to incubate though my little son wants to try. Such is nature. Brightest Blessings.

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