A natural history and gardening blog based on our garden in Pensby, Wirral, Cheshire, but with very occasional excursions farther afield.
Friday, 6 February 2009
Friday 6th February 2009
This ice pattern on one of the ponds was fantastic. The photo does not do it justice. I couldn’t quite get the angle / light right. The straight lines are also ice coming out from the edge of the pond towards the middle. A very strange formation.
I was quite amazed to find a nest in the Willow tree this morning. It is obviously last year’s – probably a Blackbird’s. I look up into the willow all summer long seeking caterpillars and yet I’d never spotted the nest. Although the leaves were late in falling – mid-November- I’ve had eight weeks in which to observe the nest in the bare branches and yet I’ve missed it. It makes me wonder just how much more wildlife is around that I have missed.
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