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A daft dove

A daft dove

So, yes it’s another post about birds. But this time a dove which has built a nest in our garden. Not in a nice sensible bush, like the Northern Cardinals, but in a very open place that can be seen by all predators: the bird feeder! My Mum brought the bird feeder to help us … Continue reading

The baby birds take early flying lessons

The baby birds take early flying lessons

When we got back from the girls’ dance lesson yesterday we could hear the Northern Cardinals making a lot of noise in the garden before we’d even opened the front door.  We rushed through to the back door in time to see a bird of prey (no idea which one) swooping across the garden and … Continue reading

Stick insect and a baby

Here is what my Lovely Husband found in the garden on our return from our Canadian adventure:   The stick insect is sitting on the dustpan and is the biggest one I’ve ever seen and I’ve never seen one in the garden before!  On it’s tail end you can just make out the baby stick … Continue reading

The teepee becomes a bird hide!

The teepee becomes a bird hide!

My Mum bought a bird feeder for the girls to hang in the trees so we can encourage some of the beautiful birds into our garden.  Mum and the girls put the bird seed in yesterday and the girls spent the first 5 minutes standing by the window waiting for some birds to come.  We … Continue reading

Baby lizard

Baby lizard

As promised, here is a picture of a baby lizard.  My Lovely Husband took the picture and put his finger there to give you some sense of size.  They are not scared of us at all.  In fact, we did consider catching one to keep as a pet for about 5 minutes (until we read … Continue reading

Me vs. the Pool Monster

To keep the lovely pool in the garden clean we have a robot cleaner.  When we first got here the girls were a bit scared of the cleaner as it would appear at the top edge of the pool, chuntering along just under the surface and occasionally spew out water at them.  It got nicknamed … Continue reading