|From MIDMARSH JOTTINGS|
So muggins here had to get out the old one and set it up elsewhere in the garden. This I duly did and chose a spot where I could watch the birds feeding ...
Ooo look I can see right down to your tail
... and any which came to bathe in the waterfall.
I could admire the various shapes which were being made by the few cloud formations. The first one looked to me like an enormous white feather in the sky.
From time to time I just pottered about seeing how the various plants were coming on and checked which of the potted plants needed watering.
I found the shell of a Giant Pond Snail on the lawn and after a quick photo put it back in the pond as it seemed to be alive. How it got where it had was a mystery.
I had bought a ground feeder and it was quite a while before any bird gathered enough courage to see what that was. In the end it was a Blackbird who made the first investigation.
There were not many different birds bathing which was disappointing as I had set the camcorder on a tripod next to me. I got a few bits of video but will try to add some more before I upload any.
As the afternoon wore on the breeze got steadily stronger and colder so I called it a day, bought some chunks of Halibut from the visiting Fresh Grimsby Fish van and ended a glorious day with a lovely meal which we both enjoyed.