Saturday, 28 November 2009

Garden Visitors

Recent garden activity has seen House Sparrow numbers improving with ten on the feeders this morning.

A pitiful total I know, but looking at the few houses which surround us, we can see many of the earlier nesting holes have been blocked up both in the eaves and around waste pipes. The same goes for Starlings which used to regularly use either one of two holes in brickwork which are now cemented up. It was good to see a few Starlings in the garden this morning. They always remind me of hooligan kids.
Currently we are also seeing Blue, Great and Coal Tit, Wren, Goldfinch, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie and Wood Pigeon.


Johnnykinson said...

You continue to produce some lovely water colours Dick. Another beauty.
Please keep showing them.

Birding about Northumberland said...

Very nice watercolour, we have had a decrease in sparrows as well, our feeder isn't a great deal of activity so I'm going for some fresh seed and fat balls this afternoon

Citybirding said...

Thanks Johnny and Michelle

Emma Anderson said...

Another beautiful drawing.

Nyctalus said...

Hello Dick. I just stumbled upon your blog and am glad I did. Your sketches are great. I love the style - loose but capturing the character - and look forward to seeing some more. Best wishes

Citybirding said...

Thanks all,for the encouraging comments