Monday, 31 March 2008

Water Feature.

I spent most of yesterday cutting shrubs back. I was limited to dry areas at the back of the garden due to heavy rain. Decided to have a cup of tea on the patio as the sun was shining and pleasantly warm. We have a water feature on the patio and last year blue tits nested in this top section. I wasn't too happy about it at the time because it is in full sun for most of the day. I worried for the fledglings. Anyway the blue tits are back and also a pair of great tits. There were terrible fights between these birds yesterday. At one point the great tit had the blue tit pinned to the ground trying to peck at its eyes. I quickly broke the fight up and they flew away. I am sure they will be back.


Rose said...

No work here on Sunday--constant rain. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your water feature when it warms up.
Most of all, I'm looking forward to learning more about the bees--are mason bees similar to honeybees?
Who would have thought I'd learn so much about "the birds and the bees" through blogging!

beckie said...

Cheryl, you are not going to believe this! Our water feature is an old pump almost exactly like yours...even the bucket! Great minds do think alike. Unfortunaly, ours hasn't worked in a couple of years, but Hubby has promised this year. Glad the sun was out for a change. Just don't over do!

Libbys Blog said...

Blimey theres not much room for them to nest in, is there???

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose....Will show more of water feature at a later date. No mason bees are passive they do not sting. Honey bees will sting. Masons only live for six weeks so their life is very short. There are lots of differences Rose but to many to put down.
Birds and bees, yes there is always something to learn!!

Hi obviously have very good taste, lol.

Have done lots more cutting back today, I love it.

I know Libby, it amazed me last year when they started nest building. I really hope they abandon it this year. I will if poss get some photos of them going in and out.