I took these two photos a couple of days ago and have only just go round to posting them. This cheeky little character stared me out for a few moments and then thought he'd better make himself scarce.My husband designed and made these boxes with an aperture narrow enough to deter starlings from pinching all the nuts. He keeps them topped up with crushed peanuts for those small birds which don't use the hanging nut feeders. They keep the starlings out but nothing keeps the squirrels out. They seem to be able to flatten their bodies to get inside.
I was hoping to walk round the garden to see what plants are developing but it is so wet and squelchy again. Our back lawn is on a slope and I don't fancy ending up on my backside in the mud. The garden is quite small and I can see most of it from the windows anyway. I hope it dries up soon as there are jobs which need to be done and they are beginning to mount up. At least I am not a market gardener or farmer wondering how on earth I am going to make a living this year.