Yesterday I had a really happy morning. You won't hear me saying those words very often, I am most definitely not a morning person. But today I was reminded of how a happy morning sets you up for the day ahead
Whilst giving Forrest his breakfast I noticed, as always lately, the birdsong outside. So loud and joyful, it can't help but make me cheerful. I decided that when Forrest went up for his morning nap I would sit outside and drink it in
So when the little fella was safely tucked up in his cot I grabbed my hoodie, a folding chair and a cup of strong, bitter coffee and opened up the patio doors in to the garden. If you can call it a garden (you can't really, not yet. It's still mostly just a mess)
Wilson came along to keep me company
What's that you say? You want a close up of that blossom?
I love these birds, they are so quick though that they're really hard to photograph! Luckily these two obliged me by hanging around on the phone line for five minutes. I think the one on the right is a baby
The bird responsible for the most beautiful singing was a thrush. It took me ages to work out - I could hear where it was coming from but I scoured that tree (I even put my glasses on!) and couldn't see a thing. It finally made its way right to the top so I could get a picture
We get tons of woodpigeons hanging around, including some really fat ones. This one was fairly slimline though
There was also a collared dove at the very top of the leylandii (but apparently it was camera shy) and some geese flew over (but they were too quick for me)
I've seen robins, a wren, goldfinches, blue tits, starlings and great tits since we moved here and I'm going to make it my mission to photograph them all. My mum loved feeding and photographing the birds in her garden, I think she'd be pleased that I'm following in her footsteps
I can't wait until the garden is finished so I can sit out there more. And I'm going to start feeding the birds again, my bird table is still at our old house but I'm going to bring it here at the weekend and set it up with some yummy treats for all my little feathered friends
Do you have any interesting birds in your garden?