Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Garden Birds and Flower Update 2016
List of Birds Seen in the Garden 2016 (so far) - in order of appearance
Great Spotted Woodpecker
I don't count flyovers just species that are actually using the garden in some way. Sadly, no Greenfinches (although I've never seen any diseased birds here they are becoming increasingly uncommon here). Collared Dove is another species that rarely visits these days and Chaffinches have always gone in phases - sometimes ever present and sometimes missing for several years. There's still time for a visit from a Blackcap or Siskin.
Belatedly, a list of plants in flower on New Year's Day
Mahonia is now in flower awaiting the arrival of the first bumble bees.
A few flower photos taken a few weeks ago
Lungwort - now in flower
This mystery plant was also in flower on 1st January - haven't a clue what it is so would love to know if anyone has any ideas of id.
Camelia buds - flowers are now appearing
Buds on Rhodendron
Primula vulgaris (Wild Primroses) - were in flower before Christmas but they often flower early in our garden.
The Snowdrop I planted last year just emerging - it now has buds
One of the two Hellebores I planted last year has survived (no sign of the other one).
Pot of dwarf daffodils