Monthly Archives: April 2020

Another rhododendron

This is the latest to come into flower. It’s the oldest and largest one.

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Heuchera in the rain

I bought a number of these some years ago, but only this one has survived, and it’s doing particularly well this year. The raindrops and some sun really bring out the colour.

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Broken

I’ve been using 2 cameras, tripod-mounted and operated either tethered or by WiFi from a phone, to capture photos of birds on two feeders in the back garden recently. One problem is that the batteries need to be replaced 3 … Continue reading

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Lilac

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Great tit

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Coal tit

This visits quite frequently, but has its back turned most of the time, and rarely stays for more than a couple of seconds – it just grabs a seed and flies off.

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Unusual plumage

Well, as promised here is a photo of the other female – it always has very ruffled feather, two distinct ‘ear’ tufts, with a touch of red in them, and an usually mottled and dark breast (not fully shown in … Continue reading

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Male woodpecker

Most of my visitors have been females (at least 2), but a male put in an appearance today. Interestingly this male adopts a horizontal position when feeding, while both the females choose to perch tail down. A picture of the … Continue reading

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Four goldfinches

Look closely!

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Yellow rhododendron

Quite a small bush, but long established in the garden, and doesn’t get any bigger each year (about 1 foot tall or a bit less).

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