Looking skywards

It remained dry last week so I made the most of it by plotting every morning, which is a real bonus for this time of year.

Friday morning was sunny and I spent much of the time looking skywards at the various birds flying round including crows, gulls, magpies, parakeets and pigeons.  The smaller birds tend to keep to the trees around the site perimeter fence but a blue tit flew  on to the dog rose and perched there for a short while.  Earlier in the week a heron overflew, presumably the one that’s been seen at the local park recently.  This morning I watched a red kite lazily circling round overhead.

One job I did do yesterday was to weed through the comfrey plants and raspberry bushes.

It looks like remaining dry next week but noticeably colder with the temperature well down into single figures C ( low 40’s F).  I’ll still be plotting but will probably come home earlier than usual.

Take care, and have a good week!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

20 thoughts on “Looking skywards”

  1. We’ve been lucky to have some mild weather, though as you say, that looks to be on the change now. It’s noticeably cooler today already. That blue sky looks lovely.

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  2. Well done for making good use of the fair weather. I am afraid I have not been similarly motivated. My garden is/has been a bit neglected this year. Always good to read what you have been up to. The birds are a joy aren’t they.

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  3. There’s a sign of changed times . . . that you mention parakeets without an explanation or a blink. I don’t think we have them in Yorkshire yet but maybe that is to come.

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    1. Lucy the parakeets are resident hereabouts, and have been for years. I have mentioned them before, usually when they’ve been chomping the sunflowers. They have been seen in every county in England so keep your eyes, and ears, open.

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  4. All is very wet and very cold here, not really enticing for gardening. I like your descriptions of the birdlife flying around your allotment. Hoping your weekend stays a good one and likewise, your week. Xxx

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  5. A red kite, how wonderful, lucky you. We very rarely see them around here. I did see a hedgehog yesterday though, which was absolutely brilliant, it made my week. Definitely chilly here today, it’s been a day of watching football and I’m frozen! CJ xx

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    1. CJ we’re seeing them quite frequently nowadays. That’s a shame. Lucky you, that would make my year and sadly I can’t even remember the last time I saw one. It was the same here, and I’m not surprised. xx

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  6. I had no idea that you have red kites and parakeets where you live. Are the parakeets an introduced species? I associate them with tropical countries.
    Have a good week too and take care!

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    1. Doris red kites are common in some places but still fairly unusual here. Parakeets have been around for many years, especially in the west London area, and believe to have originally been just a few escapees back in the 1970’s. Me too, but these ring-necked ones originate from the foothills of the Himalayas so like our temperate climate.
      Thanks, and you too. xx

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