Monday, 11 March 2013

More snow

Another heavy bout of snow.

Somewhere under here is the pond. I did manage to cover the spawn up with a sheet and protect it against the worst - particularly the pond freezing

Friday, 8 March 2013

Frogs return

A rainy morning and we awoke to find that the frogs had returned to our garden pond and had started to spawn. A solitary frog had  been seen in the pond a few days ago - maybe one that had hibernated in thebottom of the pond.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Goldfinches and blue tits

Today two goldfinches were foraging in the old flowers of the buddleia.

Yesterday, two blue tits were foraging in the old grasses beneath the buddleia.
It is a good idea not to tidy your garden up too much in the autumn as seeds and hibernating insects can be a good source of food for birds.