Lets hope this is a good sign
It’s been a very mild day today so I found myself out in the garden doing some spring cleaning . So I cleared an inches worth of leaves out of the pond in readiness for the return of the frogs it’s also a sad fact that with this autumn just gone it was just too wet to get in the garden to do the pruning back I needed to do . and it’s too tempting to start doing this now when it’s so mild .
But nope I’m going to have to be patient now and wait until the chance of frost is over a good few months away yet .
But next years gardening is going to be much more challenging as the new addition to the family is a bit of a handful I think gardening is going to be fun !!!
Well it’s Christmas Eve here in Manchester and there’s a surprise in our local nature reserve yes daffodils already .
Anyway happy Christmas all !!!
These have to be my favourite photo captures of the year
I feel it’s such a shame that we are going in danger of losing our green spaces to new housing this is an old manicuple golf course that is now used by the public for dogwalking and exercising ,it’s a beautiful spot with an abundance of wildlife , we’ve seen kingfishers and various birds of prey . Even parakeets . these spaces are not only important to our well being but the wildlife that occupies it .
The plans are to build up to 750 houses here .
Surely we should be preserving these precious areas for future generations to enjoy ?
Well this unpredictable bird certainly gave us a run for our money whilst on our hawk walk she flew off and nearly got a pheasant right in front of us . Fortunately for the pheasant , Harris hawks aren’t solitary hunters and usually there are several of them that work to hunt their prey .
However we were told that only yesterday he’d managed to get a duck from one of the surrounding gardens …. a sitting duck literally !!
Had the opportunity to hold one of these beauties today look at those markings nothing beats seeing her close up this female was incredibly friendly as she’d been hand reared from 2 weeks of age .
Barn owls hunt with their ears and that heart shaped face acts almost like a satellite dish making her sense of hearing incredibly sensitive .
I’m totally understanding people wanting to celebrate bonfire night . But these days it’s all weekend .
We worry about our pets and reassure them .
But what about the poor wildlife ?
I’ve just been letting our dogs out in the garden and I’ve heard a tawny owl calling out … several times .
Obviously in distress …. why can’t we stick to organized displays only ?