In the June garden

One of the effects of the coronavirus lockdown is that we get to appreciate our garden more than usual because in a normal year, we’d be tripping off to look for wildlife near and far.  The past couple of mornings, I’ve enjoyed watching the everyday stuff going about their business in our garden.  There’s always plenty of food so there are always plenty of birds.  We’ve been blessed with many robins this year.  Here, you can see the product of at least two clutches with youngsters in different stages of development.  Also, we have several young nuthatches always good for photographs since they are completely unfazed by our presence.

So here, also, are the under-rated but spectacular stock dove, a resting small tortoiseshell, our regular pair of pheasants, long-tailed tit, great tit, young great spotted woodpecker, goldfinch, coal tit, chaffinch, bullfinch, blue tit, blackbird and jay.  And, having just been out to feed the tawny owl, I was blessed with the presence of two adults and an owlet.  Sadly, no pictures tonight.

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Bluetit 2
Bluetit 3
Bluetit 4
Bullfinch 2
Bullfinch 3
Coal tit
Goldfinch 2
Great spotted woodpecker 2
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Jay 2
Long-tailed tit
nuthatch 2
nuthatch 3
nuthatch 4
nuthatch 5
nuthatch 6
nuthatch 8
nuthatch 9
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Pheasant 2
Pheasant 3
Robin 2
Robin 3
Robin 4
Robin 5
Robin 6
Robin 7
Robin 8
Small tortoiseshell
Stock dove
Stockdove 2

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