After reading other people's blogs I am often left green with envy over the things that they have written about. One thing that I have had on my wish list for ages is to see a real life siskin. Other people write about them and have them as regular visitors but I had never seen one - ever! That is until today - for most of the day a male and two females have been in our garden feeding from the hanging feeders. They really loved the niger seeds, sunflower hearts and black sunflower seeds. Martyn managed a bit of video which we will share later but I couldn't wait to post on my blog about the visit!
Whilst the siskins were visiting us we managed a quick dash to the plot - mainly to collect some vegetables and take a few photographs - some of which I've shared below - you wouldn't want me to post all of the photos that I took as I tend to go a little mad when I have a camera in my hand - you should see how many siskin photos I took! Unfortunately most were blurry as they were taken without a tripod through one of our windows!
We managed to gather a few vegetables, we may even have a sprout plant that has developed some sprouts ...
... before it started to rain - we thought it was a quick shower so went to sit in the shed at which point the heavens opened. Still every cloud etc. After sitting out the downpour I managed to get some shots of raindrops.
I'd never noticed before but the world is upside down inside a raindrop!
By the way did I mention that some siskins came onto our bird feeders today? While I have been rambling on Martyn has put together a mini taster video.