Monthly Archives: April 2020
This is the latest to come into flower. It’s the oldest and largest one.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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).