Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In the garden...

Goldfinch on the teasles
Growing up, and even now I love visiting my Nan & Gramps house, as they live in a Bungalow on quite a large plot of land and get LOADS of wildlife (birds, squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes etc etc).  Now - we pretty much have the same - who knew I was such a lover of bird watching (man it is SUCH a time waster)

When we first started looking for houses in Cornwall - we looked mostly in town.  We (read I) fell in love with a lovely old 3 storey town house, but it wasn't to be.  All of these houses had one thing in common - NO GARDEN to speak of.  We initially didn't think much of this as you had a sea view.... I mean a sea view - what more could you want???
Cute little Bluetit.  I did have one of the Coal tit - but it is just a BLUR 
Well.... now we have moved into the house we are in (slightly aware from town and the seafront - but we do have what estate agents call "a sea glimpse")  WOW how important is the garden???  Er VERY!  We love our garden.  We are lucky enough to be only Semi-attached (end of terrace) and also on a corner of the road so our garden just happens to be one of the biggest! 

Spotted in the garden today:
  • Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long Tail Tit (so so cute)
  • Blackbirds (Mr & Mrs)
  • Magpie, Jackdaws, Rooks
  • Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch
  • Black Cap
  • House Sparrow (Mr & Mrs)
  • Dunnock, Wren
  • Robin
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Collared Doves
  • Herring Gulls
Wow - that is quite a list!!!  Here are a few photo's (varying quality as they are quick little things) 

Female finch of some kind?


Vixbil said...

You twitcher you, I love it

Diane said...

I love watching the birds too. I couldnt live without a garden. Its my "spare room". xxx

apple tree quilter said...

I only wish we had more types of birds come here. But we do have loads of doves this time of year. I love their music. In the spring and sommer we have Meadowlarks and Killdeers. When Robbin lived in Kentucky, I spent a lot of time watching the Cardinals. They are my favorite.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Clarabelle,
I'd always choose a house because of its garden - the outdoor space is so much more important to me than the actual building.
I love all the birds you're attracting to your garden, and as you say it is a great time waster :-)
Thanks for popping by,
D x

Petit Filoux said...

You're so lucky, I'd love to have a garden! One day...!