Monday, 8 June 2009

Rotten Tree

The Ring Necked Parakeets that visit our feeder usually look very sleek and well groomed...



...that is until it rains like it did on Sunday, then they look like this...



It is guaranteed to make me feel sorry for them so out I went and filled up the feeder to the top so that more than one bird could use it at the same time. I hooked it over the usual branch but there was a big cracking sound and I just managed to dive out the way as the feeder crashed to the ground.

Luckily for the wet bedraggled birds the feeder wasn't broken but I found that the branch and a lot of the rest of the Cob Nut tree is rotting away with several patches of soft wood and holes. No wonder the Woodpeckers and Nuthatches like the tree so much but I wonder if it will survive very long especially when Woody is hell bent on making the holes bigger.



Another update on the fox cub; he has found his mum. Both trotted happily through the garden yesterday evening looking fit and well...hooray.

2 comments:

knutsel Rein said...

Fantasdtic photo's!

Helen said...

Thanks Knutsel...so good to know that someone is following my blog and even better that you like my photos. I am constantly amazed at the quality of photos on other peoples blogs but I sometimes worry that mine aren't really good enough. Helen