Yesterday morning, after breaking the ice from the birdtable & filling up the feed hoppers, I watched from my kitchen window as the frost slowely disappeared from the Farmers field opposite.
A large Buzzard had landed & was tearing her breakfast to pieces whilst being mobbed by 2 Crows.Eventually she moved a few yards up the field, which satisfied the Crows,& she continued her leisurly breakfast.
A strange sound attracted my attention, I look up to see a large Heron lazily flying across the field to a nearby pond.
A noisy bunch of Starlings landed on the hoppers, fighting for a place to eat & lined up along the gate. One group had their morning "bath in" with much splashing & scattering of water, much to my amusement.
They left & the feeders were taken over by the smaller birds,Chaffinches,Goldfinches & a lone Siskin.,while a dozen or so Sparrows lined up on either side of a Millet spray for their morning feed & chat.
Further down the garden, a male Woodpecker chases 2 Starlings off "his" dripping nut cake. They are not happy but are no match for his sharp beak.
I feel I,m being watched & see the female Squirrel watching from the fence, paws folded across her chest, keeping guard on her young one who is foraging into my newly planted Daffodil pots
Suddenly everyone takes off,leaving a silent space & Brian tells me its time to take out the dogs.
At 4pm the animals will return to feed again(who taught them to tell the time?) till the light fades.
It would be lovely to read about what other members see from their windows.
Best wishes to all, Fran.