As the garden list is so pathetic, we need to do something to improve it. So the plan is to make it more bird friendly in the hope of encouraging more birds to stop by. The list did stumble up to a magnificent 16 yesterday with a Dunnock on the fence, but even he dropped down the other side! Other recent additions were a fly-over Buzzard and a calling Chaffinch.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of being visited by the next-big-thing-in-birding, my grandson Leon, and his not-quite-so-keen-on-birds mother, my daughter Anna; it was Leon's birthday. At the same time we had my parents over and thus had four generations together.
|The birthday boy doesn't look too sure about it all, never mind you'll
get used to it, after you've done it 54 times like I have it'll be a doddle!
|Leon helping great-grandma and great-grand-dad to find their way home again on the map.