Sunday, 29 April 2012

The safari that never was

The Safari bottled out of going on safari this arvo. The temperature dropped to a seriously cold daytime 4.8C which combined with miserable driving rain meant we stayed very close to Little Bertha

Early this morning, between Frank's first and second breakfasts, an Oystercatcher was heard as it flew over the garden, or at least very close by, bringing the garden list to 33.
This afternoon was spent faffing around on the puter and staring out of the new windows at a few Greenfinches at the feeders, a regular visiting Woodpigeon and a great Blackbird fight.



Any one know the best way to present dried Mealworms to the Great Tits which are nesting in our House Sparrow terrace; seed feeder?
Where to next? Would you believe it, one forecast is giving a top temperature of 17C here tomorrow!!! Good job we've got an event on the beach in the morning.
In the meantime let us know if the rain eased off in your outback.

4 comments:

Warren Baker said...

Bung those Mealworms in a steep sided dish Dave :-)

Geoff Gradwell said...

I put my mealworms on a patch of empty soil and Coal Tits took them no problem, as did STarling, Dunnck, Robin, Blackbirds etc and odd Great Tit, but now everything has grown... put some in the bird tray and Robin gets there first. Some on the pation flags and blackbird gets there first... so I have some in different locations around the garden and closer to the house. So answer is no... dunno where to put them! :–)

(an answr to your question, because Brum has more canals than Venice!) :–)

Geoff Gradwell said...

apologies for awful typing... I can spell, just can't type!

hope you can decipher previous post!

Aussie Glen said...

2 breakfasts spoilt pooch!.
and whats this Oh it's too cold outside... the Disco has a heater don't it....