I know the garden desperately needed some rain but why does it all have to come at once? It didn't start raining until we just got going on the afternoon walk. To begin with it was fairly steady but soon after we returned the heavens opened for a real deluge accompanied with thunder which rumbled round for ages. At least the thunder moved on but the rain kept up for hours.
I felt really sorry for all the wildlife which has to carry on the daily task of finding food to keep going for another day no matter what.
The look on this poor Greenfinch seemed to sum up the situation:
Please turn the rain off.
Every time I looked out of the kitchen window there were soaking wet birds.
A Wood Pigeon looked really miserable but seemed to make no attempt to find shelter.
On a lighter note - I have an outdoor clock mounted on an imitation wagon wheel. A few days ago a Wood Pigeon was perched on top of it and I couldn't help thinking ... some people have a Cuckoo Clock .... I've got a Pigeon Clock.
Time to go and chop up some more peanuts as that feeder is getting a bit low.
Enjoy your wildlife watching.
RSPB Summer Garden Wildlife Survey
I only found out this morning about the RSPB Summer Garden Wildlife Survey while watching the TV at breakfast time. Like the Spring survey they are asking for an hour of our time to note what wildlife appears in the garden during any period of one hour during this week. (8 - 14th June) Details can be found on the RSPB site. You can click on the above link to go straight there.
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