Watching the wildlife!

Judging by various posts that I’ve looked at during the week it appears that we’re all enjoying watching the wildlife!

In Canada Doris was delighted to see More spring babies,  Woodchuck variety whilst Louise had a couple of  more familiar but welcome night time visitors.

Daffy’s rabbits continue to provide her with endless entertainment!

Uphilldowndale has two families of blue tits close to hand and Disgruntled had a close encounter with two youngsters.

Who’s this in my greenhouse? asked Chrispy over on Allotments 4 All, and I bet that we’d all like to see this rather large family!

I’ve been enjoying taking a close look at  lots of bees pollinating my raspberries, and it’s been fascinating to see just how many different ones there are!

The RSPB are asking us to take part in the Make your nature count 2010 survey which runs from Saturday through to Sunday 13th, and  Springwatch continues on BBC2 next week Monday through Thursday at 8.00pm.

Have a good weekend!


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20 Responses to Watching the wildlife!

  1. Jo says:

    Those rabbits are so cute, I would love to see that sight when I looked out my window, so long as they left my plants alone. The goldfinches are continuing to visit my garden which I’m thrilled about. On Sunday, we went for a walk and saw lots of nesting water birds, some with their young in the nests.

  2. daffy says:

    haha! How lovely to see Munchy, Floppy and Benny over here! My rabbits are famous! We had 9 in the garden the night before last but thats not my record…a few years ago we had 11. :o) Of course the down side is that every single plant has bunny-bite marks in it!
    *Jo, sometimes we can only see rabbits, squirrels and wobbly wood pigeons! It really is lovely if you aren’t keen on actually growing anything. My husband has marked all the rabbits cards and has assured them that he will be very unhappy if they touch his herbs. (Herbs are in a raised pot so I’d like to see them climb up there! lol)
    Flighty – Did you see the Osprey link on my post? So lovely watching mum on the webcam whilst we were there and then to find out hatching had begun was great!
    This is a lovely collection on nature at its very best! Thanks for sharing and for the mention! xx

    • Flighty says:

      Daffy it sounds like you’re being over run with them, it’s annoying that they’re such cute nuisances!
      Yes I did look at the osprey link which is terrific to watch.
      Thanks, it’s great that everyone is seeing lots of wildlife and blogging about it. You’re welcome, and a pleasure as always! xx

  3. What a lovely group of photographic links!! The line of long tailed tits is beautiful, although the mum is looking a little careworn. I think that uphilldowndale’s photograph of the blue tit chick on her recent blog is one of my favourite photographs ever!!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your comments, it was lovely to hear from you 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Grisalda thanks! It’s not surprising that mum is looking rather frazzled. I’m not surprised that you like Uphilldowndale’s photo so much as it is a superb picture.
      You’re most welcome, I’ve also added you to my list of favourite lawn loungers so I’ll be visiting and commenting regularly from now on! xx

  4. Lynda says:

    Lots of birds in my garden at the moment.
    Lying in bed at night i can hear an owl too ;0)

    • Flighty says:

      Lynda lucky you, apart from the feral pigeons the rest of mine are notable by their absence recently!
      Owls are such wonderful birds! xx

  5. Doris says:

    Thanks so much for all these interesting links (and the link to my blog). I especially liked “Uphilldowndale”.

  6. menhir says:


    Baby wild rabbits abound, as do birds of prey. there’ll be a lot of road kill, more nourishment for the wild food chain. We saw a roe deer the other morning, extinct of life.

    On the other hand, there are lots of squabbling babies (sparrows, greenfinch’s) that are learning how to feed from the ground, and feeders. Mum’s are vigilant and still feed beak to beak a little. There are Jackdaws, Thrush, Starlings, Pigeons, collared and sandy Doves, even some Turtle Doves, all visiting my feeders. Every day- and- a- half, I fill up two seed holders for them. One is a double feeder. Peanuts take a bit longer to disappear, but I note they are popular. The fat ball disappears within the blink of an eye. I am wondering whether to hang a bit of coconut out.

    Soon the feeding frenzy should slow, as wildlife moves on.

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir you certainly see a variety of wildlife, which is not really surprising.
      I’ve seen young starlings the past few days. At the moment it seems that the feral pigeons are eating most of the food that I scatter on the grass. xx

  7. Thank you for the link to the image of the long tailed tits Flighty. What a magnificent image.
    I’ve been posting some of my images to the ‘Springwatch pool’ on flickr

  8. Glo says:

    I’ve been enjoying your posts as usual, Flighty and the links which are always interesting ~ I’m sorry I missed responding to your third blog birthday post, but I hope you’ll enjoy this little video to celebrate the event 😉

    • Flighty says:

      Glo I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying my posts and the links.
      That’s okay and thanks for this terrific video, which had me laughing out loud at the end! xx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Wait, how did you do that, Glo, include a YouTube thingy right in the comments?! Very cool.

    And so glad you are enjoying the wildlife at your own plot and through your friends’ views 🙂 I’ve seen monarchs flitting through my garden, but never long enough for a photo. Those bunnies of Daffy’s are sure cute, even if they leave bunny bite marks on every leaf within their reach!

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki it’s great fun to watch that video isn’t it!
      I’ll be doing a plot wildlife post sometime soon! I’m rather glad that we don’t have bunnies on the allotments even though they cute! xx

  10. oh the bunnies! a gardener’s foe, but ever so adorable. we used to have rabbits around all the time when i lived in Pennsylvania. haven’t seen more than one since i’ve been up in Maine.

    • Flighty says:

      Allison@a tasteful garden I’m rather thankful that we don’t have them on the allotments as I’d be somewhat reluctant to treat them as a foe! xx

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