The garden , or to be precise my back garden. My plan is simple , make the garden more attractive, encourage a wide range of British birds to visit , and document via my cameras the different species that visit the garden next year.
So down to the basics, my rear garden is fully enclosed and measures 14m x 10m ( 28 yards x 20 yards roughly ) so not huge. I have one apple tree , one plum tree , one cherry tree and several conifer trees. A large bark boarder , lawn and a full length flag stone patio. Currently I have one raised bird bath, one bird table and three bird feeders plus the squirrels swing.
I have a few improvements and new garden features on the way , so let me take you on a tour of my garden.
Grand Central Station – aka the apple tree. This seems to be the hub of the garden , a great arrival point for incoming birds and a favoured resting spot for our resident squirrels. Two bird feeders hang from the tree and it also has the squirrel swing.
The Lookout Tower – aka the bird table . Another popular spot , particularly with the wood pigeon and collared doves.
The Boarder Lands – aka the bark boarder. A great adventure playground for blackbirds, who have great fun digging for insects and throwing bark all over the lawn.
The Last Post – aka the jar feeder. This is the place the visiting starlings love to hang out at , and it can get quite lively here at feeding time.
NEW Fox Cam , we now have a trail camera set up to keep track of our Fox friends visiting the garden.
NEW Mirror Pond , now open and ready for guests.
Coming soon……………. Wild flower box and the insect hotel , opens for guests early spring.
The Garden Hides
My plan is to attract and film as many British garden birds as possible next year ( 2018 ) I have two hides available in the garden. Kitchen hide , ok so it’s a patio door from the kitchen but it should do the trick and Office hide , yep you guessed it , a patio door from our home office which also faces directly out onto the rear garden. I will also be using a couple of trail cameras and a remote RF Triggertrap, so there should be no excuses for missing any action.
Hopefully with a limited space and even smaller budget I can encourage a more diverse range of birds and insects to visit The Garden. I will post regular updates and a list of all my new house guests starting from the 1st January 2018. Arm chair wildlife photography, at its best.
Jump to The Garden Guest Book here
Jump to the Fox Cam here
Jump to the Mirror Pond here