Monday, 16 January 2012
Hungry Gulls and a Fox....16/01/2012
Black-headed Gulls (16+) slowly descended on my garden making me feel quite dizzy as I watched them fly around and around my garden until they felt safe enough to land and get their share of the food I had put out for the birds on this cold and frosty morning. I had today put bread out along with the scones, sultanas and seed as I knew the birds would be hungry after such a cold night. The Crows, Magpies and Woodpigeons were not too pleased with the new arrivals! A male and female Blackcap were a welcome sight on the apples that I spike on a tree. A Coal Tit has been a frequent visitor since this recent cold spell started, always a lovely to bird to see. Two Robins, Great and Blue Tits, Dunnocks and Blackbirds are the regulars. A Wren has visited the last couple of days, a very welcome sight. This afternoon a Fox was in my garden, it ate one of the fallen apples and then inspected around the feeders and after a mooch around crept through the hole in the fence at the bottom of my garden. I have had a few calling cards left recently so to see the Fox was not a surprise, it must have been hungry visiting in daylight though it looked quite a well fed Fox. An absolute pleasure to see.