Latest update: 31st December 2021
Photos from the garden in 2021 of foxes and birds.
Older Photos of Garden Wildlife - 2020
23rd February 2021, for the last 15 years or so, a pair of crows have lived
in this tree in the next garden, and produced two or three
fledglings each year. There are other crows around, but they never come to my garden. This year, a large flock of crows has started
20th March 2021, the flock of crows are here all day, flying in and out of the garden, fighting the foxes for breadfast.
22nd March 2021, I can usually count 12 to 16 crows, but they never stay
still for long and fly off with any food they find, so there may
be more. The old lawn has been taken up waiting for new turf to arrive.
6th May 2021. new turf growing well, flock of crows still here daily.
7th May 2021, each morning the crows try to get breakfast before the foxes it eat it all.
But there is usually enough food left for them. Very few parakeets in the garden this spring, they don't like the crows.
30th March 2021, usually have the same two foxes for breakfast, no idea how they are related to last year's foxes.
The flock of crows is wating for the foxes to finish. New turf partially laid.
Some magpies often join the crows for breakfast, few collared doves, they were always nervous birds and like to eat alone.
27th April 2021, 8pm, ducks, foxes and crows are all waiting for dinner.
5th May 2021, fox waiting patiently for breakfast, no danger to the magpie.
But a family member can not resist a quick lick.
7th May 2021, it's much quieter in the garden this year than previously,
dinner is often only one or two foxes, three is a rare event. But
there are fox cubs two garden away, and possibly others elsewhere under a shed, so expect to see more activity here as they venture
further from their den.
2nd June 2021 - squirrel eating a peanut from the feeder on the new garden shed.
Squirrel lifting the feeder lid to get more food. Squirrels from across the road visit this feeder daily.
While they have their own feeder, the smaller squirrels will squeeze into
some of the bird feeders looking for sunflower hearts, and
unfortunately sometimes get stuck inside. Usually, I see the distressed squirrel stuck inside and use a bolt cutter to break a steel
bar to let the squirrel leave.
29th June 2021 - the parakeets also want to get into the cage feeders.
3rd November 2021 - unusual to see three Magpies together, so probably the same family.
12th June 2021 - getting busier in the garden, grandmother, mother and an aunt.
12th June 2021 - first picture of one of the fox cubs, in the flower bed.
Three cubs were born a few garden away, but took a while for them
to visit, only once they were large enough to jump fences.
21st June 2021 - new cub again, with mother.
Cub is very cautious, runs out of the garden if she see me, take almost a year before she is tame as mother.
29th June 2021 - grand mother with a bushy tail waiting for dinner, likewise a duck behind her.
Cautious cub watching from behind the pond.
Finally see no-one else is eating and comes for a meal. I'm told by
neighbours there were three cubs, one only lived a few weeks,
the second longer but had a accident and also died, the third is still here.
30th June 2021 - two of the older foxes waiting for breakfast.
21st July 2021 - mother with the white tail tip, and grand mother waiting for dinner.
29th July 2021 - two foxes waiting for breakfast in the sun.
30th July 2021 - four foxes waiting for dinner, probably two cubs but hard to tell.
Now eating their tin of dog food.
5th August 2021 - probably mother and cub eating chicken for dinner.
6th August 2021 - play time, two cubs running around and jumping on each other, while grandmother watches.
7th August 2021 - four foxes waiting for dinner.
25th August 2021 - the foxes also wait on top of the sheds for me to appear in the garden.
10th September 2021 - mother and grandmother waiting for breakfast.
16th September 2021 - sometimes they really want to make themselves noticed.
5th November 2021 - puitting on weight for the colder days of winter.
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