Saturday, 11 February 2017

Snowy Saturday ....

So great to be outside again after 7 days exhibiting at The Birmingham NEC with our business. I woke to the wonderful notes from our lovely Song Thrush. Plenty of birds on our bird table too on this cold day. It was snowing as I ate breakfast so headed up the lane from where we live onto the little nature reserve 300m up and despite only being a half hour walk up, it was real snow up at the top and views were minimal as the snow was coming down. Lots of sheep up there tucking into piles of hay and Redwings & Fieldfayres tucking into the remaining roships and Hawthorn berries.








Back at home now with the fire lit and off to make some soup... it's that kind of day :-)

Monday, 30 January 2017

RSPB Big Garden Squirrel-Watch!

Joined in with the 2017 RSPB Garden Bird Count yesterday ....filling the feeders and laying on extra special treats...word got around rather too quickly!!

Still time to do your own count today... register on at RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

During the hour that I did it my sightings here were:
1 Great Tit
4 Robins
2 Long-tailed Tit
7 Blue Tit
1 Woodpigeon
7 Goldfinch
1 Magpie
3 Chaffinch
2 Dunnock
14 House Sparrow
2 Blackbirds
1 Coal Tit
2 Song Thrushes

And last of all - 2 Squirrels!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Welcome to Wyewatch!


After 12 wonderful years of living in rural Brittany, we returned to the UK in February 2016 to a cottage in the Wye Valley near Hay on Wye.  My blog of twelve years www.jardinmiranda.com has moved to wyewatch.com .

  I hope to share something of our new life in rural Herefordshire on anything from the progress in our garden, to all things local including wildlife, birds, plants and much more.  There is much to discover in this area, so watch this space!