Thursday, 7 April 2016

Spring happenings around our garden.

This morning Elizabeth photographed the greater spotted woodpecker again (See here) however this time it was the female... No red on head. We look forward to babies perhaps...

I also spotted a pair of Bramblings. I thought, like the Siskins, they had all moved on as we have seen neither since our return to France last week. More babies perhaps...

Elizabeth, despite recovering from Flu, reported chasing an Orange tip butterfly around the garden but failing to get a photograph. I succeeded as it was sheltering from the wind on our first Honesty flower...

Finally in the early hours we captured a Fox in the garden for the first time... 

We will see if we can tempt it a bit nearer the camera tonight...

Spring must be on its way!

1 comment:

LaPré DelaForge said...

Love the adult pair Brambling picture...
it is very odd that they should still be around...
but a pair of Siskin were here last week...
we thought they'd all gorn, too!
Interesting that both sightings are pairs...
Both the local Touraine du Sud and the indre-et-Loire books that we have show the two species as being present October while March...
It could, of course, be all down to the bleedin' strange weather...
if they haven't been getting the correct Meteo forecasts.....?