Friday, 16 May 2014

It was a bit of a cliche but when a blonde pheasant with none of the usual brown markings arrived in the garden , all the males went nuts and it was a total free for all. Our resident females were not happy and pecked her on the head and chased her. The swallows arrived back mid April and we have at least three nests in the barn and the pied wagtails are nesting in a pipe in the back wall. Its light at 4am and it can be hard getting back to sleep, the dawn chorus is really loud and the robin sings from a bush just below the window. The blackbirds must have young as they rush around with beakfuls of worms. We still have a family of rabbits in the garden, two adults and two juvenile and they see off the other rabbits.

Male pheasant displaying

Blackbird breakfast

Old Scarface

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