Ever since we moved up here, almost six years ago, there have been a pair of Grey Wagtails who visit the stream at the bottom of the drive every year. They have eluded my camera until today and, although they are not the greatest pictures I've ever taken, I'm so excited to have captured them at last. Perhaps next time I'll do better. The male is above and below:
I think this is the female hiding amongst the Rhododendron leaves:
The Coal Tit is back for the first time this year - a great day for birds:
Somebody needs a bib:
Somebody is too scared to come to the feeder when I'm at the window:
The Nuthatches always look happier upside down:
Look who we caught in a drawer in the utility room. It had been looking for bedding and shredding cardboard in there. This drawer is the only place we've ever had a rodent problem and it had no fear of us whatsoever, calmly sitting eating Kitkat.
We've had some stunning sunsets recently:
The Easter holidays are in full swing, hence a lack of regular posting. Today OB went to a friend and I was actually able to go for a good walk with the dogs. I saw my first caterpillar of the year; a Drinker Moth I think:
The dogs were particularly mad and fighty............
A quick break from the action with a gorgeous Meadow Pippet:
............but not for long.
I tried the Panorama function on the camera today. Not a great format for blogging but if you click on them you might get a better version. Jack and Snippet are in both but Snip has gone a bit 'Where's Wally' on us:
I had a big blog visiting session today but it's not easy at the moment with the OB's social whirl, so apologies if I'm missing out a bit. I'm trying to fit in my mum as well - I'll talk about that another time. Chronic anxiety is crippling her at the moment and I'm at a loss as to what to do for the best. Anyway, I hope your week is going well and that you all had a great weekend. Until next time, here are those dogs looking ridiculous with their snarly teeth.