Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bird Watching and Local Wandering

A couple of weeks ago we bought this cheap little bird feeder and a great big bag of sunflower seeds. Here's one of the visitors we had at the weekend. At first it went almost a week between needing filling, but this week it was filled on Sunday and already empty yesterday, I filled it, but I've been out this morning and I see that it's already 2/3 gone!On Monday there was another new visitor but I didn't manage to get a photo - I think it was a greenfinch. Our old house was on a fairly modern housing estate and I think the only birds we had visiting the garden were blackbirds, sparrows and pigeons, plus the occasional bluetit - so we're still a bit excited when we see something new in our garden here. We got some Garden Vouchers for Christmas and we're thinking of buying a bird table with them as we're so enjoying watching our visitors.

here are a couple of photos from our Sunday wander. This is the 12th Century St Mary's Church - the parish church of the original Letchworth village. Letchworth Garden City - the World's First Garden City was built between the three old villages of Willian, Norton and Letchworth, we went for a walk around old Letchworth on Sunday - there's not much of it; a few old houses, the Letchworth Hall Hotel - which has some 14th Century bits if you look closely enough, the old Church and a little way along the road is the old post office.




5 comments:

Janine said...

looks like you have some interesting visitors

Paula said...

Our house is on a brand new housing estate so I can count on my fingers the number of bird visitors we have. Plus a lot of the neighbours have cats. I love going to my mums and watching the birds feeding, I do miss it

Gillian Hamilton said...

oooooh, ahhhhh!... what beautiful, beautiful photo's Kathy.. You could make a wonderful calendar with these.. what a gorgeous church..

Paula said...

I lvoe to watch the birds feed, but then I am an RSPB supporter & promised my BIL, Nigel I would always help the birds. I do it now in honour of his memory.

Rachel said...

fantastic photos xx