This seems to have been a successful breeding season for many garden birds, and I’ve seen a variety of fledglings. Stars of the show – especially since this is the first year I’ve attracted them to a niger-seed feeder – are the goldfinches. Here’s a an adult diving onto the feeder in the rain (I’d need a better camera to get a faster exposure in poor light), and a youngster, perversely feasting on peanuts.
Archive for May, 2009
Wonderful World of Weevils, that is. The trouble with the pesticide-free wildlife garden is that some of the resulting wildlife has a destructive tendency; luckily, most weevils are limited in the range of plants they attack, and several of these seem to prefer nettles to anything else. And they are quite cute, really.