The crows know all

August 28, 2010

To quote the great Smith & Jones sketch show from the 1980s “#Hello, Police? We’ve reason to believe there’s a body in the garden”.

Crows have descended on a small patch of grass (dare I say, “grave-sized”) and have obliterated it. Being carrion creatures it does make you wonder what they are after, as it is only in this area.

Incidentally, I believe that this area used to be located in the vicarage gardens, and if Miss Marple is to be believed, it is always the vicarage that throws up such happenings.

Anyway, photos are attached…. the close up is a bit blurry as it was taken through binoculars LOL.


Wildlife perception filter

June 16, 2010

We are surrounded by wildlife every day, we just don’t realise how much. We seem to just switch off and it passes us by unnoticed.

So today I thought I would note all that I saw, without making an active effort to look for it, and I was amazed by just how much you see without actually knowing it.

My sightings for today, so far, are as follows:

Rook, Starling, Magpie, Jack Daw, Carrion Crow (dead), Blackbird, Robin, Goldfinch, Grey Squirrel (dead), Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Common Gull, Rabbit, Chaffinch, Ladybird, Bumble Bee, House Martin.

Add to that all the other birds that I could not identify as they were too far away and the ones that I could only hear and that makes an impressive total for an average day without going out looking for wildlife.

So get out there and see what is all around you.