Monday, 21 April 2008

AWOL and Tweets


My apologies for the recent inactivity here but a hospital stay made it impossible to post. I’m sort of sorted now although another bout as an in-patient wouldn’t surprise me. Fingers crossed that won’t happen.

Anyway, in the interim, a black bird has built her nest in the clematis outside our kitchen window, amongst an abundance of blue flowers. It’s a bit too high up to take a look inside without climbing onto a patio chair but as she spends most of her time there, there are no doubt eggs inside. Once she becomes more active, I’ll try to take a look to see how many chicks she has. Hopefully there will be many and they’ll keep the slugs and snails down this summer.

She's hidden herself so well that you'll probably need to click the picture to see a larger version

There’s also a bird nesting in the eaves but I’ve no idea what as I only ever see her as she flies past my window. She certainly makes enough noise up there though.

It’s lovely to see spring in the garden. I’m just looking forward to having enough strength to start making some improvements out there. Still, the birds obviously like it and that’s definitely a good thing.

Sharon J xx

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10 comments:

Carol said...

Mmmm Our blackbirds didn't stay long after being able to fly, so they might not keep the slugs down all summer, mind you, if she likes it there she might stay and have another lot. Nice to watch though eh?

kikimonkey said...

How beautiful! We have birds galore, but I've yet to find a nest. Oh wait, I take that back. About a month ago a bird tried to make a nest in an open box of nails in our garage and dropped nails all over our garage floor in preparing it (which, of course, led to a flat tire on my car). But I think they've abandoned the nest since our discovery of it. Still, I would have gladly dealt with a flat tire or two to get the chance to watch the birdies grow up and the mother dutifully caring for them. Spring is so exciting!
Hope you're feeling better!

New Leaf said...

Good to see you back. I hope you're feeling better.

Take care of yourself and don't over do it!

Chris said...

hi Sharon! Guessed where you were! Hoped it wasn't the case and you had been whisked away to some hot and sunny place ..but deep down guessed it was an NHS hotel!

Lovely to hear about the birds.

Take care and rest!

Chris

Debi said...

Again? Oh bum!

Hope the spring brings new life to your poor bod. xxx

Vicus Scurra said...

She's back! She's back! It's the same one!
Good to have you back on line where you belong.

happyhippychick said...

Yippee... you're back :)

hope you're feeling better

Rx

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back ! Hope you are feeling better, best wishes and a hug,

Babs

Gavin said...

Great to see you back on-line Sharon! We all missed you. Hope you are feeling a lot better.

Gavin

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