It’s Wednesday the 17th June and another Wildlife Wednesday in the lockdown hide . We have now been in lockdown ( technically I think the correct terminology is that we are shielding ) for twelve weeks now . However with the improving situation here in the U.K. Wildlife Wednesday might soon grow some wings and hopefully once again become mobile. Anyway back to the matter in hand , the wildlife. The weather forecast for today predicted rain , so as I woke to clear blue sky’s It’s an early start to the day , before 6 am .
The cameras had a busy night and it seems I’m not the only early riser with over 100 video clips to view from last night. The nocturnal activities included visits from several foxes , two hedgehogs , one squirrel and a cat ( ok I know the cats a domestic animal ) Paws is looking a lot better , after a break in treatment we are now on the second round of medication.
The big news , Barry the Blackbird now has a few friends . As you may or may not know the blackbird is my favourite bird and until recently the garden has been a blackbird wilderness, with no sightings for a few years until Barry’s arrival . Now we have three adult male birds visiting. Another bird that’s reappeared this year again after a few years missing in action is the Sparrow .. We now have three or four in the garden , nowhere near the numbers of previous years ( a few years ago there were to many to count ) but again it’s really pleasing to see these little birds return. We also have a juvenile Blue Tit visiting the nut feeder in the apple tree.
The highlight of the day has to be a young sparrow taking a bath in the small pool.
Wildlife Wednesday Roll Call
In no particular order, Fox , Hedgehog , Squirrel , Pigeon , Collard Dove , Blackbird , Sparrow , Blue tit , Starling ,
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