Day 87 & other stuff

Oh such a lovely sunny day today, but Thursdays are chore days at Fraggle Towers. Much hoovering, washing, cleaning, baking and floor mopping going on.

But always a few moments to find some light and shade

Day 87

can’t resist some colour because my blossom tree is laden with flowers and it’s too pretty not to share.

The blossom tree is known here as the Happy Eater tree, and regular readers will know I have feeding stations for the birds hung in its branches. Though I had a niger seed holder on it for a few years I only saw goldfinches once on it. This quite annoys me as I see a few flitting around where we live and can’t see what their problem is, none of the spuggies, tits, blackbirds etc have a problem and are constantly visiting. So I moved the niger feeder to the back garden and it’s hung there now for two years, and though the finches fly over my garden, they’ve resolutely ignored it.

Until yesterday evening.


2 x Goldfinch.

Not the greatest picture, I was hiding behind blinds and shooting through a window plus it was sundown time, but I was so excited to see them up close. At last. Fingers crossed for a return visit!

21 thoughts on “Day 87 & other stuff

  1. Excellent shadows Fraggy. I giggle when ever u talk about the birdies, seems ive known you for centuries and that tree as well:). It’s amazing how different our birds are, our finches won’t be here fir another few months . But I’ll b sure to post when they get here . Dave wants humming bird feeders this year.. so with any luck I can share them as well, although do hold me to that, they are fast little buggers:)
    I loved your birdie shots !!! Ok go finish cleaning and cooking . I gotta get done lunch in me, just got home from the dentist:(

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    1. Thanks Pete, I don’t need the wringer as I’ve got one of those push me pull you mops now, but keep it on the bucket and take it off when mopping the floor, don’t know why I keep it πŸ™„, got lucky when I spotted the shadow.

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  2. The mop wringer wins, but that loaf of bread could easily sway my decision πŸ™‚
    Still waiting for colour here, but the days are warming and frost is retreating, so only a matter of time.
    We only seem to get blue tits here on the feeder on the terrace, maybe the other birds are shy or don’t like fat balls. Your finches are great.

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