Saturday, 6 November 2010

Saturday Morning in My Back Garden

One day last week I'd seen a tiny little Wren flittng around two potted christmas trees that I keep in my back garden. However as it was a workday I couldn't watch it for long and so I decided to have another look for it today. I got up at 6:15am and waited for the dawn to break on a cloudless sky.

The birdlife slowly began to appear as the sun rose from behind the houses and over the course of a couple of hours I saw the following birds in or around my back garden:
  • Robin
  • Dunnock
  • House Sparrow
  • Blue Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Blackbird
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Starling
  • Collared Dove
  • Magpie
  • Jay
And then I heard the distinctive sound of geese way up high in the sky.  I looked up and saw my first skein of 50+ geese flying in a fantastic V shape eastwards.  The sunlight made them all look slightly golden but I'm pretty sure they were Pink-footed Geese.

So the Jay and the geese were the two highlights of an interesting mornings birdwatching from the comfort of my patio windows, but I never did get to see the little wren.

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