Friday, 18 November 2016


My surgery went well but now i'm stuck in recovery for some time. I'm not able to do much of anything, I can't even handle my camera at the moment, which is frustrating, well everything is frustrating, of course you don't realise how much you take for granted until your mobility is limited.

Still my garden is proving to be a distraction at times, as I type the squirrel has been hopping all over eating and burying nuts, seeing off Magpies and generally being very squirrely.

There is a constant stream of Blue, Great and recently Coal Tits on the feeders. An ever present Robin and a pair of Goldcrest have been hanging around for a couple of weeks. A Chiffchaff even settled briefly in the trees at the end of last week. House Sparrow numbers roosting at the back of the gardens seem to be increasing and now and again they try out the feeders. Goldfinch have been making an appearance again, they disappeared over the summer though I saw them flying over often enough. A Wren is often flitting around both the front and back garden. 

A brief landing from a Collared Dove in the neighbours tree is the closest visit there's been in a while. I was reading back on some old notes from 2010 and these birds were regular visitors along with Woodpigeons and Blackbirds, all three are now few and far between.

Hopefully next time I post i'll have been able to take a few photos in the garden at least.