Saturday, 3 March 2012

Spying on the neighbours!

This is not a very good photo but I'm amazed it came out as clear as this - there was a very gusty wind blowing at the time and I felt quite sorry for Mrs. Magpie in her nest up there. I hope she doesn't suffer from motion sickness. I watched them moving in the other day and accepting twigs from her husband, then turning this way and that as she made little adjustments to the nest. It is straight ahead of me as I look out of my workroom window.

I glanced left out of the same window the other day and caught sight of this lovely bullfinch spying on me. The blurred shape down the left hand side is one of the window bars out of focus. He looks rather lovely among the emerging pussy willow catkins. I shan't be so thrilled with them when they have matured as they drop down into our garden and cover the pond and flower beds. It looks as if we have put a strange mulch down and I have to keep skimming them off the surface of the water.

I haven't done any embellishing this week - I've not even plugged it in. I don't know where the time has gone but have been pretty busy with other things. I have managed some good stints on the garden and if the weather is not good next week I can play with the embellisher then.


Julie said...

Isn't it wonderful when the birds start settling in to the garden? I love this time of year and hope every year that the bluetits will use our nestbox.

Carol Q said...

lovely Heather. do like your bullfinch. we had a pair of coal tits checking out the nest box the other day but they disappeared off sadly.

Ro Bruhn said...

I often wonder how the birds survive our weather conditions here. We had such amazing hail storms Christmas day and we get really big wind storms winter and summer but the birds seem to survive. Not sure where they go.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love the magpie's nest Heather. I think we have to accept that at our age there will always be jobs we intended to do that haven't got done. The important thing is that we have filled our time usefully and enjoyed it.