With the awful forecast for yesterday we elected to stay in and endure the wall to wall sunshine from home! Not wanting to waste the unexpected blue sky, I had a stint in the hide (shed) for the first time in quite a while. The designated wildlife area has been pretty much abandoned by the birds since I planted trees up there but they are staying put in the hope that the birds will return once they get established and form a kind of stand alone thick hedgerow. Anyway, I put a few bits out on the bird table up there to see if there were any takers and noticed a Blackbird coming back and forth from next door so decided to give the hide a go.
There really wasn't much else about with all the action down at the feeding area nearer the house but I did spot this Woodpigeon that looked like it was performing a high wire act.
Then it all kicked off down at the house end as a Sparrowhawk bolted in, taking 2 other Woodpigeons completely unaware.
I was hoping he would fly back up the garden towards me for some closer shots but instead he left with nothing by doing a u-turn back the way he came in.
Before I leave you to make some breakfast on this extremely wet Sunday morning, here's a quick update on Lucy and Alfie...
I think the picture says it all :-)