Bird Count in the Back Garden

Monday, January 27th 2014

Yesterday the RSPB Garden Bird Watch was carried out in the back garden at Foxglove.  Sixteen species were recorded.  Chaffinch headed the list with eleven being seen at one time.   Bullfinch were second, with eight.  Lesser Redpolls are increasing in numbers, but the Bramblings are only making an occasional appearance.  That may change with easterly winds forecast for later in the week.

Thank you to Glennis and Joan for doing this and sending the information to the RSPB.

The back garden is now well established.  Mice, voles and a weasel have been seen there and the amphibians enjoy the pond.  Bees, caterpillars, butterflies and sawfly larvae feed on the many shrubs and flowers that grow there. 

However it was not always such an excellent habitat.  These photos show how it was initially started, nearly thirteen years ago.

The back garden being developed

The back garden being developed

Things have changed.


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