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"Warm Weather? April Fools Day Just Round The Corner."


I’ve been photographing the birds, animals and plants on a daily basis from the house and garden. At the same time I’ve seen so many people go by in the morning with Summer clothing on and at the same time as my neighbour is scraping ice from the car windscreen. Wonder why so many kids got coughs and sneezes at our local school.What’s the old saying ’Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.

Had a lot happening at the moment, hence the lack of blog so please forgive.

The mated Woodpigeons are now busy collecting or trying to collect twigs for their nest.

That’s the twig for me.

Just close my eyes and pull.

Cor! talk about twigglets-more like blooming tug-a-war.

_Hot weather has fooled the tree has got so much rising sap in the twigs they are hard to snap._

Perhaps I should have built with bricks.

What the heck mate, that squirrel can even do better.

Might be food as they are a bunch of old sycamore helicopter seeds.

Well if you can do better!!….try it.

Hmmmm! Water looks inviting.

Perfect! Just perfect

C’mon! The water’s just great.

Looks a tab cold for me.

Just a small taster then.

Scram! A buzzard over next door’s garden

Back to reality. I open the kitchen door and out of the corner of my eye a pair of buzzards circling low over next doors garden. Time I got my camera they were both effortlessly soaring higher and higher just using unseen updraughts . They were so far apart now that I could only frame one in the lens.

Talk about cementing the bond, the Woodpigeons were on the fence with one begging for food off the other.

Time for an Interlude

Every time I see a bird use the bird water for a bath I pop out to change it. This time a squirrel got to the water just after a woodpigeon had finished bathing. Been used as a W.C. so a quick scrub and change and the water’s on hand again.

Started getting the terrible twins in for breakfast and sometimes a single.

This magpie seems of small statue.

The weather has certainly brought my bulbs on in the front rock-less rockery

This is a bud on my 2nd Camellia, the first has been in full flower for some time now.
Hope to write another blog soon

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Lovely blog and photos tommy.

28 Mar, 2012


Nice blog Tommy.

28 Mar, 2012


What lovely photos and a great blog thank you.

28 Mar, 2012


great blog and pics Tommy, i have bad throat and cough to even though lovely weather, enjoyed seeing your photos though, cheered me up :o))

28 Mar, 2012


Your blogs are always fun, Tom. Great pics, especially catching the squirrel drinking. That's a great shot.

28 Mar, 2012


Just look at the gorgeous blue of that sky!

28 Mar, 2012


Great blog Tommy. I like to see the birds collecting the bits and bobs for their nests, the smaller ones always seem to get on better than the clumsy pigeons who I find really comical to watch,, All the pics are smashing....

28 Mar, 2012


Great to see you back Tommy. Brilliant blog and brilliant pics (as per usual!!).

28 Mar, 2012


Again truly wonderful photographs Tommy, how do you do it so consistently?

28 Mar, 2012


What beautiful photos Tommy, thank you for sharing them with us. I love your funny captions too. :o))
A lovely blog, I'm going back for another look now.

28 Mar, 2012


Thank you all for your wonderful comments and Sanbaz hope you get better soon.

28 Mar, 2012


I love the pics of the bluetits in the dish .. :o)

29 Apr, 2012


Hi TT. What started as two visiting the garden must be six or more. They and the great tits are flying in from all angles. The robin now has a mate so too the dunnock

1 May, 2012

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