Wow. Have I really been prattling on about the wildlife visitors to my garden for 3 years? Yes according to the statistics. When I first started I wondered just how would people find this blog. Would they be interested? Would I find much to write about? It really started as an outlet for my photographs and I am more than a little surprised that the total has reached 818 blog entries. The whole experience has far exceeded my expectations. Visitors from 134 different countries have made over 36000 visits. My grateful thanks to one and all for visiting and for leaving lovely comments. If you can stand the pace then I intend to keep going for at least another 3 years.
Last Winter was very hard for our feathered friends and it was interesting that this photo from my first blog entry 3 years ago shows similar conditions:
Fortunately, so far this Winter, the birds have had an easier time as temperatures have been above average, here in Lincolnshire anyway.
I have been a bit lax visiting other blogs recently. Bobby's health has been up and down for a couple of weeks necessitating several visits to the vets to get his medication sorted out. The water tablets he was prescribed gave him a raging thirst. He was drinking so much his appetite dropped right off, even turning up his nose to all his favourite food. Things are getting better and a reduction in his medication is slowly restoring his interest in food.
To end with, here is the first video I put on my blog. A Blue Tit with puffed out feathers sheltering in a nest box on a very cold Winter's night.
As far as I can tell the nest box hasn't been used as a roost so far this Winter.
Have a great time observing the wildlife around you.
An Ashy Mining Bee?
3 hours ago