Monday, 30 July 2012

The Day Turned Out Well





No Red Squirrel this morning, but a young Woodpecker paid us a visit instead. It hopped back and forth along the telegraph wire pausing long enough for me to get some shots. After a while it flew on to the post next to the nut feeder and spent a considerable amount of time deliberating, "should I, shouldn't I" before finally landing on the nut feeder, quite successfully, and Mum wasn't there to see it.





After a quick walk along to the post box, I took the camera into the garden. 
What Mrs Gill refers to as The Bee Bush, was a hive of activity with that wonderful low humming sound that gets louder as your ears get tuned in, is a real summer treat.




The Tumbler tomatoes have started to ripen but I'm not expecting too much.


Later Mrs Gill drew my attention to a small moth that had came to rest in the palm of her hand. I failed to identify it even though it had distinguishing markings, so if anyone has an idea of what it is let me know.




Apart from a heavy shower this morning the rest of the day turned out well. I made the most of the good weather and set about painting the fence between Bruce and myself this afternoon. It's a job that has been put off for a considerable amount of time. Mrs Gill was  so impressed enough to make me a lovely tea of gammon steak, new potatoes and leeks, which was devoured with relish.


4 comments:

  1. We have a Bee Bush as well and on the few occassions I have sat out in the garden this summer it has been full of Bees. This morning was a perfect example as the sun was shining and it was quite warm and the Buzz in the background was most enjoyable.

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  2. Sorry you did not see much when you helped Tom to fill the Moorland Feeders recently. I was there on Saturday with grandaughter Hannah and there were 3 Woodpeckers and 1 Tree Creeper plus loads of Siskins and Tits. It was spoiled by millions of midges but still good to see that it is being well used.

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  3. Good pictures. Good day. Good blog.

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