2011 seems special
byon 27th May 2011 at 07:51 PM (1962 Views)
Well, so far 2011 looks like it will be special in the garden.
I keep seeing wildlife I don't normally see there.. from the beehive to our resident Jay.
Today I've seen several birds I haven't noticed in the garden before. The first was early this morning and I watched the small birds but could not really get to photograph them.
Then this evening I noticed what looked like a great spotted woodpecker out there. I could only grab a snap through a glass window with a strong sunset in the way so the image is very poor.. here it is though for identification purposes:
After that was what looked like perhaps a goldfinch.. I only caught it with my remote control setup and I need more practice at setting that up, as this image shows..
Still, it looks like it may be a special year for seeing things in the garden.. due to all the good weather I suppose.
I have to say I am very happy with the new gadgets I am using in the garden.. I described them on the forums. They include a remote control which I am surprised to find is staying on all day and continuing to work when needed, as is my DSLR camera - as it seems able to turn on only when needed and to go all day without even losing a bar on its battery rating.
The little weather station out there has worked really well, and I got my first rain readings in recent days. I have learnt a fair bit from it.
Have a great bank holiday.. and I hope Manchester United win the Champions League tomorrow...!