Rare bird at The Copse!
Well, as it’s officially “summer” tomorrow, I thought maybe I should put something on my blog!
I did do a brief head count today, the main highlight being the first sighting of a Greenfinch in the garden for a good while, hence the “rare bird” heading! It was a good looking; healthy male and I hope he stays that way!
I saw 3 Jays this morning, which is only the second record of 3 together around the garden since I started keeping records.
Our 3 Dunnocks were up to their usual antics of courtship rituals and chasing one another around the garden, flapping their wings. It appears that the (Polyandrous) female likes to show the males her lady parts – bizarre to watch!
The Collared Doves were collecting nesting material from the garden, favouring left over twigs from the patch where the mint grows. Maybe they like the fresh minty scent! They were then seen copulating, again. I'm sure they have done enough of that over the last few weeks and usually on top of the bird table roof for some reason!
2 Great Tits were collecting the dog fur, which I threw out for them last week when I groomed Hesper!
Things are hotting up! I love this time of year :0)
A Dunnock from last year...