Saturday, April 19, 2008

We've got company...



Above - Robin on her nest in an old flower basket in our outhouse. See they aren't just for Christmas...



Above - The Song Thrush's nest I photographed for an earlier post on a beam in our outhouse now has five eggs...

Today I decided to check through our old outhouse, a former small stable and tiny pig sty, to see what or who has moved in. The Robin looked very comfortable in the flower basket positioned especially for her. This is the second time it has been used. Blank last year but 5 fledged young in 2006. The Thrush is in a more open position in the main building that we use daily for storing bird food etc. It is used annually by Swallows so it will be interesting to see how the two species get on...Look at those lovely blue eggs with inky black spots, nothing takes me back to my childhood more than this.

Bunty's walk took in both caravan sites at Boulmer. A Willow Tit buzzed and sang from the gorse bushes and a lone Goldcrest was the only migrant here.

88. Willow Tit.

6 comments:

Ipin said...

You'll have to get Jane to post updates from the shed when you're in China.

I see the dodgy blokes burrying stuff on green withens must have gotten Darrel...he's gone!

Boulmer Birder said...

Aye, I see that. Maybe the dogs'll find him...

Blyth Birder said...
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Blyth Birder said...

I reckon the Withens Mafia have whacked dear old Daryll....the poor bugger.

Them moors around Saddleworth are no stranger to sorrow.

abbey meadows said...

It's funny how birds eggs takes you back. I was thinking about this the other day when I came across Blackbirds egg shells in the wood. I was never a collector but I used to like looking for nests at Ulgham and stobswood and checking their progress.

oldcrow61 said...

How wonderful to have birds nesting so close. Great pictures.