After a session of Heath Robinson experimentation in the morning the weather was so nice in the afternoon I took a chair out and sat with the camera hoping to catch a few photos of the birds which come to bathe in the little waterfall on the garden pond. As usual, in the hour I sat there, not one bird came anywhere near the pond.
All the activity I saw was centred on a new tree I had planted a few weeks ago. One day when I was looking round the local Focus store I spotted some small grafted weeping pussy willow trees and though that one would look nice next to the pond. With the warmer weather the catkins have started opening and yesterday there were constant visits from the local bees. I watched as one bumble bee flew over the roof of the building and made a bee line for the tree.
Love the way this bee clings on to the branches and squeezes through to get at the nectar.
Fill those pollen sacks
With the warmer weather there is less strain on the seed feeders as the birds find more of their natural food but I still get quite a few corvids first thing each morning. This Rook presented a lovely side view for a portrait.
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